In this world of corporate downsizing and Americans working beyond age 65, job-related age discrimination can occur in the workplace. However, federal law prohibits age discrimination against employees and wronged employees may have legal recourse. This site provides useful information on this issue.
Employers and employees need to have clear understandings of their rights in the workplace, both individually and in relation to each other. One area of evolving legal definition is an employer's rights in firing an employee and, conversely, an employee's rights to job protection under the law. What may have once been considered a legal firing may now be considered a wrongful termination of an employee.
The following is the text of the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The EPA, prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility under similar working conditions.