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Queens lawmaker celebrates passage of anti-age discrimination bills

A package of anti-age discrimination bills co-sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone was unanimously passed by the Council on Thursday, Nov. 19.

The package of five bills will create a Center for Older Workforce Development, prevent and address age discrimination in the workplace and help develop the older adult workforce.

“It is unacceptable that our older New Yorkers continue to face discrimination and harassment at all stages of employment due to age discrimination, which persists as one of the most prevalent forms of discrimination in the American workplace,” said Vallone, chair of the Committee on Economic Development and the Council’s Aging Committee.

Vallone thanked his colleagues, Margaret Chin, on leading the charge in passing the legislation.

“These preventative measures will help eliminate barriers to employment, educate employers, and offer needed protections to our older New Yorkers,” Vallone said.

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