Employment Law

Age Discrimination

Can young people—even those under 40—sue for age discrimination under state laws?

Most state laws have followed the example of the ADEA and limit protection to those employees who are at least 40 years. However, some state laws do not have an age barrier. For example, Minnesota’s age discrimination law provides protection to any employee over the age of majority (18) who is the victim of age discrimination. Minnesota law “prohibits using a person’s age as a basis for a decision if the person is over the age of majority.”


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