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Avoiding Age Discrimination Claims in Hiring

August 13, 2007
Related Topics: Discrimination and EEOC Compliance, Candidate Sourcing, Featured Article, Staffing Management
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Employers must prepare for more age discrimination claims arising from the hiring process as the labor pool ages and courts reject traditional legal defenses. Shifts in demographic trends and judicial reasoning have combined to set the stage for a rapid rise in the risks posed by unsuccessful job candidates who fall within the protected class of workers age 40 and older under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
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