9th Circuit says ADEA applies to small public employer

The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), like most other antidiscrimination statutes, specifies to which employers it applies. In the private sector, the ADEA protects against age discrimination by employers with more than 20 employees. A recent decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all California employers) concluded that the 20-employee threshold doesn't apply to public-sector employers.

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