Refusing to Hire Someone For Being Born Too Long Ago Constitutes Age Discrimination

     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently settled a lawsuit alleging that an IT company had refused to hire an applicant because of his age.  The EEOC’s lawsuit claims that the IT company emailed the applicant, after learning of his age, and told him that the company would not consider his application because he was “born in 1945” and also because “age will matter.”  The conduct alleged in the lawsuit is a violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of an employee or job applicant’s age.  See EEOC v. Diverse Lynx, No. 17-cv-03220 (D.N.J.).

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