Age discrimination remains a problem in America, as people are treated less favorably every day simply because of their age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act was designed to protect individuals age 40 and over from being discriminated against. It’s not illegal for those who must abide by the act to favor older workers instead of younger ones, even when both are covered under the act. In addition, discrimination may occur when both parties involved are over the age of 40. With so many conditions to be addressed under the act, many are confused as to when the law applies.