Age Discrimination in Employment Act

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Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1967, that forbids discrimination against persons over the age of 40 in the hiring or firing of, and the distribution of benefits to, employees. The Act was deemed necessary because some employers were unlikely to hire otherwise qualified applicants because they were closer to retirement and therefore less likely to stay with the company. It provides for reinstatement and back pay for employees against whom companies have discriminated.
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2159 (1995), the Court held that damages recovered under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 were not based on a tort-like claim and, therefore, not excludible from gross income.
2159 (1995), addressed whether back pay and liquidated damages awarded under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) were excludible from gross income under Sec.
104(a)(2) exclusion of damages from gross income, the Supreme Court recently ruled that all amounts received by an employee as damages for an employer's violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) were taxable (Schleier, 6/14/95).
26) The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)(27) and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA)(28) are other examples of Federal statutes, that protect employees from discriminatory acts by employers.