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Age Discrimination Act of 1975
Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in
programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. The Act, which
applies to all ages, permits the use of certain age distinctions and factors
other than age that meet the Act's requirements. The Age Discrimination Act is
enforced by the Civil Rights Center.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects certain applicants
and employees 40 years of age and older from discrimination on the basis of age
in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, or terms, conditions or
privileges of employment. The ADEA is enforced by the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) prohibits
discrimination against applicants, employees and participants in WIA Title
I-financially assisted programs and activities, and programs that are part of
the One-Stop system, on the ground of age. In addition, WIA prohibits
discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability, political affiliation or belief, and for beneficiaries only,
citizenship or participation in a WIA Title I-financially assisted program or
activity. Section 188 of WIA is enforced by the Civil Rights Center.
Section 6101. Statement of
the purpose of this chapter to prohibit discrimination on the basis of age in
programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
Section 6102. Prohibition
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