What is Age Discrimination in the Workplace? - Definition, Cases & Examples


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In what year was the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) enacted?

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1. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects employees against age discrimination starting at what age?

2. Which of the following can happen to an organization that practices age discrimination?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students can use this quiz/worksheet to test their knowledge of age discrimination in the workplace. It will include questions on what age discrimination is, how it affects businesses, and the law that protects workers from age discrimination.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will challenge students to answer questions on the following topics:

  • The definition of age discrimination
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Effects of discrimination on a business
  • Case that decided employers could not set an age limit for retirement

Skills Practiced

Students will be practicing these skills on the quiz/worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - pull the essential information from the related lesson on discrimination in the workplace
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the negative effects of discrimination in the workplace
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define or identify important events and vocabulary terms like age discrimination and an important case that decided businesses are not allow to set retirement age limits
  • Information recall - use knowledge of important laws and cases to answer questions

Additional Learning

Take a look at the related lesson, What is Age Discrimination in the Workplace? - Definition, Cases & Examples, for more information. It will help you meet these goals and objectives:

  • Recognize how the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) covers employees over 40 years of age
  • Identify an example of discrimination in the workplace
  • Understand the effects of age discrimination on production