This paper explored age discrimination especially for persons above 40 years of age. The reasons why people are discriminated with respect to their age, where such discrimination is experienced, and who the victim and the perpetrator of age discrimination are were examined. Emphasis was put on the historical background of age discrimination in the United States of America and the progress being made in the protection of citizens against age discrimination. Age discrimination is discouraged in all fields and all places of work both nationally and globally. Keywords: Age discrimination, employer, worker, employment, ADEA, America.
Discrimination against older ...