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Does the following detail constitute age discrimination?

Cleveland, OH |

In a recent response to an job posting where I submitted my resume, the agency wrote: "......You will have noticed that ideally we are looking for a young and promising candidate that shall gradually take over the responsibilities in Northern America. ‘Young’ for reasons of being gradually ‘grown’ and ‘trained’ by the current MD who will stay in his function till late 2016....."

To clarify, I am over 40 and very qualified for the position, which was noted in the agencies response.

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Attorney answers 2

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Well, it's leaning up pretty hard against a prima facie case.

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How many employees for this business?

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Asker

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This appears to be a leading HR Consultant firm with 50-100 employees, both with a domestic and global presence.

Christine C McCall

Christine C McCall

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How many employees in the company (med office?) that the HR agency is trying to fill for?

Asker

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This position is for a company in the automotive industry, covering multiple locations. The job would be responsible for 150-200 employees. However the actual company name has been kept confidential by the hiring agency

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