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The Protected Class of Age

Definition

Employment: The North Carolina Office of State Personnel defines persons qualified for protection based on "age" as "persons 40 years of age or older."

Education: The Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education) defines "age" as "how old a person is, or the number of elapsed years from the date of a person's birth." The standard is "any person of any age."

See also Facts About Age Discrimination from the EEOC and Questions and Answers on Age Discrimination from the OCR.

NC State Policies and Procedures Regarding "Age"

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