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Could ‘pre-selecting’ a job candidate be evidence of bias?
Could ‘pre-selecting’ a job candidate be evidence of bias?

The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects workers over age 40 from negative employment actions, such as being turned down for a job, fired, passed over for a promotion, or reassigned based on age. Many states have similar laws. A pair of recent cases ...

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