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Age Discrimination

Have you been treated differently by your boss because of your age?

Missouri Human Rights Act

The Missouri Human Rights Act protects individuals who are 40 or more years of age but less than 70 years of age from employment discrimination based on their age.* These protections apply to both employees and job applicants. Under Missouri law, it is unlawful to discriminate against any person because of his/her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments and training.

In order to protect your rights under the Missouri Human Rights Act, you must file a Charge of Discrimination with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights within 180 days of the date of the discrimination. Failure to to do so will result in the loss of your ability to protect and enforce your Constitutional right to be free from discrimination in the workplace as a result of your age.

*The Missouri Human Rights Act applies only to those employers with 6 or more employees.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 or more years of age from employment discrimination based on their age.** These protections apply to both employees and job applicants. Under Federal law, it is unlawful to discriminate against any person because of his/her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments and training.

In order to protect your rights under the ADEA, you must file a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission within 180 calendar days of the date of the discrimination; or if the State in which the discrimination occurred also enforces a law that prohibits employment discrimination on the same basis, then you the deadline for filing your charge is 300 calendar days. Failure to to do so will result in the loss of your ability to protect and enforce your Constitutional right to be free from discrimination in the workplace as a result of your age.

**The Age Discrimination in Employment Act applies only to employers with 20 or more employees who worked for the company for at least twenty calendar weeks (in this year or last).

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