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Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

Introduced in 1967, the ADEA prohibits workplace discrimination against employees aged 40 and over. The law applies to most companies with 20 or more workers.  

One significant provision in the ADEA is that you cannot force an employee to retire. There are limited exceptions to this. The ADEA allows workers to take voluntary redundancy. However, certain conditions must be met to ensure you satisfy the Act’s requirements.

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