Includes Key Federal Sector Decisions, Special Article on Age Bias
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest), which is available on the EEOC’s website.
This edition (Fiscal Year 2017, Volume 2) features a special article entitled, “Age Discrimination: An Overview of the Law and Recent Commission Decisions.” This comprehensive article discusses the analysis of age discrimination claims and recent case law – including U.S. Supreme Court decisions and Commission decisions.
“Unlawful age discrimination has no place in the federal sector workplace,” said Carlton M. Hadden, director of the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO).
“It is anathema to the federal government’s goal of being a model employer,” OFO Director Hadden added. Age-related employment decisions are often based on myths, fears and stereotypes about the talent and ability of older workers. This article is an excellent resource to help eliminate those false notions.”
The article points out, “The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. The law forbids discrimination with regard to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. It is also unlawful to harass a person because of his or her age or retaliate against a person for raising a claim of age discrimination.”
For more information, go to www.eeoc.gov.