Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age (Facts about age discrimination, 1997). Under the ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his/her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment. This discussion reveals that John's stipulations for a young man to do heavy lifting is in violation of the ADEA act.

John Jones was on the wrong side of the ADEA rules from the very beginning when he posted his help wanted ad. The ADEA makes it unlawful to include age preferences, limitations, or specifications in job notices or advertisements (Facts about age discrimination, 1997). Because John used the qualifier "young" in his job description he placed illegal limitations on the job applicant.

It is clear that John obtained the age of the applicant, Jim, either...
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