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Federal appeals court finds age discrimination protection does not extend to job applicants

January 24, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) does not protect job applicants, extending only to current employees.

In an 8-4 decision, the en banc court review divided after a three-judge panel of the same appeals court overturned the district’s court ruling in favor of the defendant, CareFusion Corporation.

Dale Kleber, who was 58 at the time, applied for an in-house position at CareFusion Corporation. The job requirements included three to seven years of relevant legal experience, which Kleber had.

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