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Is Recruiting Students and Younger Workers Really Age Bias?

Oct. 7, 2016, 9:54 PM

The age-old practice of recruiting new employees on college campuses is still legal in Alabama, Georgia and Florida, but the issue of whether such practices are biased against older applicants appears unsettled elsewhere.
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A recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which encompasses the three states, involved the arcane legal issue of whether federal age bias law permits a job applicant to sue for the unintended discriminatory consequences of an employer’s seemingly neutral hiring practices. Such “disparate impact” claims can’t be brought by older applicants, who can only sue for intentional bias, the appeals...

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