Posts Tagged ‘ADEA’

Digital discrimination: Targeted ads don’t reach all potential applicants

Since the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was first enacted in 1967, “help wanted” ads have evolved significantly – from classified ads in the local newspaper to listings on company websites and online job sites like and With the more recent advent of advertising on social media platforms, the recruiting landscape has…

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How long do I keep applications?

Employers often ask how long they should keep the applications of unsuccessful applicants. Based on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent enforcement actions, it’s important to know the right answer to that question. In June 2010, Martina Owes applied for two vacant warehouse positions with Coca-Cola Bottling of Mobile, Alabama. According to Owes and the…

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EEOC: Trolling for plaintiffs

It’s no secret to employers that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken a more provocative and confrontational approach to investigating and litigating claims of employment discrimination. But the EEOC’s treatment of Case New Holland, Inc. takes “pushing the envelope” to a new level. To make matters worse, a federal court has OK’d the EEOC’s…

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