The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”) forbids employment discrimination against employees who are 40 years of age or older.  Private employers with less than 20 employees are not subject to the ADEA.  On November 6, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously[1] held that the ADEA’s 20-employee threshold does not apply to governmentemployers, and that state and local government entities are subject to the ADEA even if they have fewer than 20 employees.  See Mount Lemmon Fire District v. John Guido.

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