Illegal age discrimination in employment in the United States is alive and well because the federal government continues to allow employers to ask job applicants for the year they were born and the year they graduated from high school on employment applications. Any employer only accepting job applications over the Internet, and who knows simple math, can screen out people in age groups that business owners and managers don’t want to interview for jobs at their companies.
Elected leaders need to close this loophole in order for the law to be upheld, since the law clearly states that it is unlawful for employers to discriminate on the basis of age. Companies are breaking this law every day.
Richard Claycomb, Fort Lauderdale