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Q: Age discrimination and jobs ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Age discrimination and jobs
Category: Business and Money > Employment
Asked by: ellameno-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 16 Nov 2006 20:50 PST
Expires: 16 Dec 2006 20:50 PST
Question ID: 783477
What are the laws protecting one from age discrimination--assuming
they are of legal working age. Can one be
denied a job because they are too young? Can one get fired for lying
in an interview about their age? Can an employer even ask age in an

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 16 Nov 2006 20:57 PST
Where are you located? What city, state, country?

Clarification of Question by ellameno-ga on 20 Nov 2006 07:30 PST
ny ny usa
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Age discrimination and jobs
From: probonopublico-ga on 17 Nov 2006 09:23 PST
Can one be denied a job because they are too young?

I do hope so ...

I wouldn't want to find a 4-year-old driving an articulated lorry;
piloting a Jumbo; appointed Official Executioner; cutting my hair; or
being elected Prez ....

On second thoughts, a 4-year-old would probably make a much better Prez.
Subject: Re: Age discrimination and jobs
From: isitranch-ga on 19 Nov 2006 19:58 PST
they are of legal working age"
Subject: Re: Age discrimination and jobs
From: ubiquity-ga on 21 Nov 2006 12:03 PST
For age discrimination (assuming it is for people under age 40), the
general standard is a rational basis.  Does the employer have a
rational basis to discriminate.
i.e. If you want to hire a financial planner, people do not want to
give all of their money to an 18 year old so you probably do not want
to hire one.  That is rational.  It effects your bottom line.

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