|

Maine Age Discrimination: What you need to know

The Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of age (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 5 Sec. 4572). Age is not defined under the Act. However, at least one court has ruled that because the state law does not specifically limit its protection to a particular age group, anyone may maintain an age discrimination claim under the Act (Graffam v. Scott Paper Co., 848 F.Supp.1 (D. Me. 1994)).
The Act covers all employers in the state, including employment agencies and labor unions. Under the Act, it is unlawful for an employer to:
• Fail, refuse to hire, or otherwise discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age.
• Discharge or discriminate with respect to hiring, tenure, promotion, transfer, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on age.
• Use an employment agency that the employer knows or has reasonable cause to know discriminates against individuals because of age.
• Exclude applicants or employees from apprenticeship or other training programs because of age. Note: An employer may adopt a maximum age limitation in apprenticeship programs, with prior approval from the Maine Human Rights Commission.
• Elicit or attempt to elicit information directly or indirectly pertaining to age.
• Make or keep a record of an applicant's or employee's age, or use any form of application containing questions or entries directly or indirectly pertaining to age.
• Print or publish any notice or advertisement relating to employment indicating any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on age.
• Establish, announce, or follow a policy of denying or limiting employment because of age, through a quota system or otherwise.
• Discriminate in any ...

>> Read more about Age Discrimination

More on this topic:

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |

Maine Age Discrimination Resources

Age Discrimination Products

What to Do About Personnel Problems in [Your State]
Understand how to comply with all HR regulations in YOUR state with this practical resource. You get plain-English explanations of state laws on over 200 key personnel topics. Includes comparisons of your state HR laws vs. federal. No wonder our customers call this service "THE HR RED BOOK™".
Subscription includes online companion site with links/news!
Book available either in print or on CD!"
What to Do About Personnel Problems [in Your State] on CD-ROM
This practical CD ROM resource is the easy way to understand how to comply with all HR regulations in YOUR state. You get plain-English explanations of state laws on over 200 key personnel topics. Includes comparisons of your state HR laws vs. federal. No wonder our customers call this service "THE HR RED BOOK®".
Available in CD or Print delivery."
How to Write an Affirmative Action Plan

Your how-to guidance to build a sound affirmative action program with guaranteed compliance! Be ready for an EEOC or OFCCP visit, and avoid the risk of costly lawsuits.

Your AA Plan is your key to qualify for grant monies and contracts!


This manual is a proven winner -
Grand APEX and SHRM Great 8 of 2009 recipient!"
Age Discrimination Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Age Discrimination: How To Legally Manage Your Aging Workforce""
Plus of Us: Dynamic Diversity Training
The concept of diversity is often difficult and confusing — but it doesn't have to be! Your supervisors and employees must take diversity seriously. "
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE HR Management Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Critical HR Recordkeeping

Record retention is complex and time consuming. However, in addition to complying with various federal and state laws, keeping good, well-organized records can be very helpful in documenting and supporting an organization’s employment actions.
Download Now!


This special report will discuss how you can ensure your records are in good order, and establish a record-retention policy.

Topics covered:
1. Hiring Records
2. Employment Relationships
3. Termination Records
4. Litigation Issues
5. Electronic Information Issues
6. Tips for Better Recordkeeping
7. A List of Legal Requirements

Make sure you have the information you need to know to keep your records in order.