Age Discrimination Act of 1975

Definition - What does Age Discrimination Act of 1975 mean?

The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 is a federal law that protects Americans from age-related bias when it comes to the provision of certain services. Specifically, it ensures that they are able to access federally funded programs, including but not limited to health care, housing, education, nutrition, financial support and rehabilitation.

Justipedia explains Age Discrimination Act of 1975

Although it is often confused with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 differs from the former in two significant ways:

  1. The Age Discrimination Act affords protection to Americans of all ages.
  2. Its protection is not limited to job applicants and employees.

In spite of these differences, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 does not change the ADEA in any way.

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