“In 1967, the U.S. Congress enacted the ADEA to protect employees and job-seekers from arbitrary age discrimination. The law, as amended in 1986, covers workers age 40 and older who work for employers with 20 or more employees. It promotes employment of people based on their ability rather than age. The Older Worker’s Benefit Protection Act amended the ADEA in 1990 to establish the rights of older workers to fair and nondiscriminatory benefits in employment. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) handles age discrimination complaints.”

AARP (2004). Acronyms in aging: Organizations, agencies, programs, and laws. AARP Research Information Center. 2004: p. 5. ADEA (AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT OF 1967) U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1801 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20507 (202) 663-4900 Web site: