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What federal law prohibits age discrimination?

The ADEA prohibits discrimination against a person because of his/her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment including:

  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Promotions
  • Layoffs
  • Compensations
  • Benefits
  • Job assignments
  • Training

The ADEA also prohibits retaliation for opposing age discrimination or filing an age discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under the ADEA.

If you have suffered age discrimination, contact us today to learn about your rights.  To schedule a preliminary consultation, email us at or call Eric Bachman at (202) 769-1681.

See Eric Bachman’s column in Forbes: If You Are 50+ You Likely Will Be Pushed Out Of Your Job, So Plan Now.

See also Eric Bachman’s recent Forbes column COVID-19 Layoff Or Pretext For Age Discrimination Against Older Employees?

Click here for a recent profile of Eric Bachman: Eric Bachman Shares His Journey to Becoming a Leading Advocate for People Facing Employment Discrimination and Whistleblower Retaliation.  Recently Bachman was selected to the 2020 Washington DC Super Lawyers list.


Eric Bachman litigates employment discrimination and whistleblower retaliation cases. He can be reached at (202) 769-1681 and Bachman is Chair of the discrimination and retaliation Practices at Zuckerman Law. Previously, Bachman served as Special Litigation Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and a Deputy Special Counsel with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.