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Information Technology Law
A discussion of age discrimination legislation and electronic privacy law in the U.S.
# 110782 | 1,018 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 31, 2008 in Law (Business) , Law (Civil) , Law (Company)

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This paper discusses the laws prohibiting three primary types of age-related employment discrimination. The writer explains who is protected under these laws, and why, and gives examples of some types of employment where age-based limitations may be appropriate.The writer also discusses how electronic privacy law applies to employment and business records and information management in the workplace, citing the 1996 case Smyth v. Pillsbury. In private life, interception of recorded messages and e-mails is a federal criminal offense, but in the workplace employers have the legal right to know how their employees spend their time at work and how they use the employer's equipment.

Age Discrimination and Employment Act
Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity: Age Discrimination. United States Department of Labor website retrieved February 5, 2008, at:
  • Friedman, L.M. (2005) A History of American Law. New York: Simon & Schuster
  • Halbert, T., Ingulli, E. (2000) Law & Ethics in the Business Environment. Cincinnati: West-Thomson Publishing
  • Henslin, J.M. (2002) Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach. Boston: Allyn & Bacon

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APA Format

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