ADEA@50 Snapshots by Decade: 1967-77, 1977-87, 1987-97, 1997-07, 2007-17
"Discrimination against older workers is a matter of great concern to this nation…" -President Ronald Reagan
A decade solidifying the shared goals of the ADEA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and expanding protections to most workers age 40 and older.
- President Jimmy Carter shifts ADEA enforcement responsibility to the EEOC.
- The Supreme Court finds that the ADEA permits jury trials, and Congress amends the ADEA to confirm that right.
- The Supreme Court holds that Title VII caselaw applies "with equal force in the context of age discrimination."
- Congress removes the age-70 cap on coverage, first for federal employees and then for private and public sector employees.