The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age.
Age discrimination in employment is a serious problem, both here in Massachusetts and in the rest of the United States. According to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Annual Report, 547 complaints or 10.5% of the total in 2011 were about age discrimination. According to the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, 23,546 charges or 23.5% of the total in Fiscal Year 2011 were for age discrimination. These figures understate the problem since many people lack the resources to file discrimination charges.
Nick Corcodilos, a headhunter with 33 years of experience suggests alternatives to filing charges .
The Boston Public Library has the following books about age discrimination: