Supreme Court Rules ADEA Applies to All Public Sector Employers
November 7, 2018 – The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision yesterday, in a case that originated here in Arizona, clarifying that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to all public sector employers. In Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, the fire district argued that it was too small to be subject to ADEA. The Court, however, unanimously held that ADEA applies to all political subdivisions, regardless of how many employees they have.
As a result, the ADEA applies more broadly than Title VII, which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin, but applies only to local governments with 15 or more employees.
Read the Court’s decision here.
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