The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 made it illegal for companies in the United States to discriminate against workers or applicants over age 40. But despite having this protection in place, the AARP reports two out of three workers between ages 45 and 74 say they’ve witnessed or experienced age discrimination in the workplace. In 2021, the EEOC received just shy of 13,000 charges of age discrimination.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected]

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