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Maloney Helps Pass Bipartisan Bill to Protect Older Workers from Discrimination

Jan 15, 2020
Press Release

Maloney Helps Pass Bipartisan Bill to Protect Older Workers from Discrimination

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) helped pass the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, important bipartisan legislation that will ensure older workers and job seekers are not discriminated against because of their age.

“No New Yorker should face discrimination in the workplace. Period. End of Story,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “As our workforce ages, it’s important that we stand up for workers of every age and protect their rights to fair treatment in an interview and on the job.”

Workers aged 65 and older are the fastest-growing age group in the workforce, yet age discrimination continues to be a barrier to getting and staying employed. This bill will fix problems stemming from a 2009 Supreme Court decision weakening discrimination claims made under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The case, Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., imposed an unreasonably high burden of proof for age discrimination claims, beyond that of other civil rights laws. This bill simply returns the burden back to the same standard used for alleged discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, and religion. 

The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act is supported by several organizations, including the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the Aging Life Care Association, the Alliance for Retired Americans, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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