House passes bill helping older workers facing discrimination

“I should have a fair chance to get work.”

On January 15, by a bipartisan vote of 251-155, the House passed H.R. 1230, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. NCOA supports the bill, which restores fairness and well-established pre-2009 legal standards of proof on workplace discrimination undermined by certain court decisions. According to a 2018 AARP survey, 61% of older workers said they had either faced or seen age bias in the workplace. Advocates are urging the Senate to pass a companion bill, S. 485, sponsored by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), who is the Ranking Member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

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