Age Discrimination In Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967
This Act prohibits discrimination by private and public employers in any personnel transactions, including hiring, because of a person's age (40 years or older).
Exceptions to the law are permitted when age is an occupational qualification; such as where an employer can show that advanced age may negatively affect public safety or organizational efficiency.
The filing of a complaint with the EEOC is the same as for Title VII; 180 days after the alleged discrimination unless there is comparable state or local law and filing procedures. In which case, the time frame is extended to 300 days. A complaint must be filed with EEOC before filing a lawsuit in federal court.