Age discrimination means that an individual is treated differently on the basis of age. Discrimination based on a person's age takes many forms, including discrimination that benefits older persons. Not all discrimination is illegal. For example, once you turn 65, you pay less for transportation, such as lower bus fares, and are entitled to live in special low-income housing reserved for the elderly. Some forms of discrimination are illegal. For example, it is against the law for employers, employment agencies, personnel placement services, labor organizations, public entities, creditors, and credit reporting agencies to discriminate against you based on your age.
If you experience such discrimination, state and federal laws give you the right to take action.