Many recruitment firms could be unintentionally breaking the law by specifying age limits on their job adverts, according to research from the Australian Human Rights Commission.
The Employing Older Workers report found that almost a third of Australian employers continue to specify an age limit for job applicants, despite the practice being illegal. It is also against the law in the UK to discriminate against someone on the basis of age – so setting such a limit in an avert could land a recruitment firm in serious trouble.
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