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EEOC to Examine Age Discrimination at Commission Meeting

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. The meeting, entitled "The ADEA @ 50 - More Relevant Than Ever," will be open to public observation.

The EEOC will launch its commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The meeting will explore the state of age discrimination in America today and the challenges it poses for the future.

The Commission is scheduled to hear from the following confirmed panelists during the meeting:

  • Patrick Button, Assistant Professor, Tulane University

  • Laurie McCann, Senior Attorney, AARP Foundation Litigation

  • Jacqueline James, Co-Director, Center on Aging and Work, Boston College

  • John Challenger, CEO, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

  • Sara Czaja, Director, CREATE (Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement), and Director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami

Seating is limited. We encourage visitors to arrive 30 minutes before the meeting to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room. Visitors should bring a government-issued photo identification card to facilitate entry into the building.

You can read this press release in its original on the EEOC Website here

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

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