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age discrimination (ADEA)

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal statute that prohibits employment discrimination against persons 40 years of age or older. The ADEA is located in the United States Code, beginning at 29 U.S.C. §621.

In Texas, as in all states, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) provides federal protections for employees and job applicants who are 40 years of age or older from discrimination in the workplace. The ADEA prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. It is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Additionally, Texas state law mirrors the federal law through the Texas Labor Code, Chapter 21, which also prohibits discrimination on the basis of age for employees who are 40 or older. Employers in Texas must comply with both federal and state laws regarding age discrimination. If an individual believes they have been discriminated against based on age, they may seek the advice of an attorney to understand their rights and the potential legal remedies available to them.

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