Bill Would Protect Older Workers Against Discrimination

A proposed bill would help restore federal age-discrimination protections in the workplace.

The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act is a bipartisan bill that would reverse a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court decision that made it more difficult for workers 40 years of age and older to prove they were discriminated against based on their age. The bill would allow a worker to make a claim of age discrimination using any type or form of admissible evidence and the complainant would not be required to demonstrate that age or retaliation was the sole cause of being fired or not being hired -- as is the case under current law