Age discrimination for people over 55??

United States
June 7, 2007 1:40pm CST
I am over 55, and I have applied to 5 different stores for a job. I was not called back on any of them. Could my age have something to do with it??
2 responses
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
7 Jun 07
Surely not?! I know that around my area, it is hard to find people to work period. Most of the people here would rather live 'on the draw.' Stores like to hire older adults because they are, in most cses, far more dependable than teens and younger adults. Boy if you could prove that you were being discriminated against due to your age you would have a wonderful suit!
• United States
7 Jun 07
Yes, I agree, older people are better workers. They are more mature, concentrate and do a better job than younger ones who don't have their mind on their work. I doubt if I could prove it though.
@nancygibson (3737)
• France
7 Jun 07
It shouldn't as under the age discrimination act the personnel department are suppost to obscure you age, gender and race before the selection panel see your application form. Whilst some things can be inferred from the school dates etc, your actual age should not be known to those interviewing you or selecting your for interview and they legally cannot discriminate based on your age.
• United States
7 Jun 07
My age was right on there on the application. They could and get a way with it. I am not going to make a fuss. Maybe there is something better for me.