Age Harassment

As with other protected worker classifications, age can form the basis of a harassment claim. The Supreme Court has not yet ruled whether an employee can sue for age harassment under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). However, federal appellate and trial courts have found that a claim for age harassment does exist. What that means for employers is that, regardless of what state you do business in, you should adopt a strong policy against harassment on the basis of age, and provide training to employees on preventing age harassment in the workplace.

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