Age discrimination faultily assumes that a person’s age is more important than their individual characteristics. When an employer classifies a job applicant who is able to perform the work as ineligible solely because they are older, that applicant is denied equal protection of the law. We therefore oppose age discrimination in employment as applied to otherwise qualified individuals who are precluded from being hired, promoted, or
retained solely because a potential employer has deemed them “too old.” We therefore urge the legislature to support Senate Bill 85, An Act Deterring Age Discrimination in Employment Applications.



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S.B. 85