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Appeals Court Rules Key Anti-Age Discrimination Protections Don’t Apply to Job Seekers, Only Employees

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  1. patience_limited Link
    I know this is of limited relevance to most Tilders, based on either nationality or age. It's personally relevant. This decision means I can't expect to be hired based on qualifications, and am...

    I know this is of limited relevance to most Tilders, based on either nationality or age.

    It's personally relevant. This decision means I can't expect to be hired based on qualifications, and am left with the options of staying in a job that treats me badly, or striking out blindly to create a business while paying for my own healthcare.

    The court decision is a warning that money increasingly trumps justice in America. The article notes that historically, interpretation of age discrimination laws paralleled race discrimination theory. This court ruling carves out a corporate right to discriminate in hiring on the basis of age.

    If age discrimination law enforcement is being strategically undermined in this way, don't expect protection from discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, or any other distinction irrelevant to job duties.

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    pewpewpewpew Link
    You hit the nail on the head, your age has nothing to do with you being able to perform the job.

    You hit the nail on the head, your age has nothing to do with you being able to perform the job.

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      patience_limited Link Parent
      That's not precisely accurate - I'm more loath to unrack old 30+ kg servers by myself these days. But that activity comprises something less than 0.01% of the job. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      That's not precisely accurate - I'm more loath to unrack old 30+ kg servers by myself these days. But that activity comprises something less than 0.01% of the job. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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      1. pewpewpewpew Link Parent
        well, usually things like that you have someone help you regardless of your age.

        well, usually things like that you have someone help you regardless of your age.