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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Is this Ageist Behaviour ?

Janet, an employer, wants to hire someone for a strenuous job that requires a lot of training, which will take place over the course of several years.  The applicant that appears most qualified is 57 years old; however, Janet is concerned that the applicant will not be able to handle the physical demands of the position in the long run.   Further she is concerned that the applicant will only continue working for several more years before she retires. Does Janet hire the person anyway?  What advice would you give Janet?

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