Age discrimination issues in hiring and recruitment
Two employment law experts discuss the landscape of age discrimination claims in hiring and offer tips to mitigate liability.
By Angela Turturro|October 09, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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Age discrimination concerns frequently arise in the context of terminations of employment, such as a reduction in force or mandatory retirement policies. However, age discrimination also can result from hiring and recruitment.
Currently, the combination of an aging workforce and a resurgent economy increases the possibility of age discrimination claims regarding hiring and recruitment, with plaintiffs questioning employer practices such as experience caps in job postings, on-campus recruitment strategies, and age-related criteria with which employers evaluate job applicants. Plaintiffs argue that these practices discriminatorily eliminate older applicants.
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