U.S. House Passes AARP-Backed Discrimination Bill

We applaud the House of Representatives for passing the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act — a bill that would restore some protections wiped out by a 2009 Supreme Court decision. The AARP-backed bill scraps a requirement that older workers prove their age was a “decisive factor” in alleging illegal age-based discrimination against employers.

The bill’s now in the Senate’s hands, where its fate is uncertain. Similar legislation passed the House last year, but former President Donald Trump’s White House opposed it and the bill never received a Senate vote.

Read more about the legislation.

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