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Red Flags of Age Discrimination

For workers over the age of 40, searching for a new job can be daunting, especially as technology evolves and new concepts are developed.

Age discrimination is a real problem in the United States. And for an older worker seeking a new job, some questions asked in the interview can be a red flag. For example, questions like “when did you graduate college?” or “when do you expect to retire?” are both questions that allow the interviewer to estimate a person’s age.

While some questions, such as “when did you graduate college?” require a specific answer, questions that are more open ended, such as “when do you expect to retire?” can and should be answered more broadly; i.e., a person should not feel that they need to state a specific date or year for retirement, but rather speak generally about the many more years they expect to be able to give their career.

If you believe you have been the victim of age discrimination, please consider contacting the lawyers at the Bullman Law Firm. We represent workers, not employers. Our phone number is 503-987-0000. There is no charge for your phone call.

 

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/06/older-job-seekers-should-watch-out-for-age-discrimination-red-flags-.html

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