The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination against people age 40 and older. So that means employees and job applicants needn’t worry about being treated less favorably because they’ve grown older. Correct? Think again.

“Does it happen?” asks Jotham Stein, principal with the Law Offices of Jotham S. Stein in St. Charles, Illinois. “It happens all the time. Laws notwithstanding, it happens.”

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