Employers sometimes attempt to replace older workers with younger workers on the claim that the younger workers are allegedly more productive. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects employees 40 years of age and older from age discrimination. Some states have state laws that protect younger workers, too.
1. What do you think of the ADEA?
2. What do you believe is the appropriate age for age discrmination protection to begin (if at all)? Please describe your reasoning.