Many, many companies recruit at colleges and universities. They hold meet and greets, provide free food (a guaranteed method of attracting college students), and conduct interviews that only students at that particular university are eligible for. We don’t call this age discrimination because, theoretically, old people (defined legally as over 40) are allowed to attend college and would be eligible to apply for such job. But, let’s be honest here: We know darn well most college seniors will be under the age of 25.
Is that significantly different than running a help wanted ad on Facebook and limiting it to people ages 18 to 24, as UPS recently did for a part-time package handler job?
Debra Katz, a Washington employment lawyer, says “It’s blatantly unlawful,” in the Daily Mail.
Facebook, of course, says it’s not. It’s just good business sense. Who are the people most likely to want a part-time package handling job?
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