How Can You Prove Age Discrimination in Hiring
Like sexism and racism, it is extremely difficult to prove age discrimination against older workers in the workplace, and especially in the hiring process.
They are unlikely to admit that age is a factor
Very few employers will come right out and say that they’re not hiring you because you’re too old. And what are the odds you could prove they did so even if they were to be that honest? This is not to say that it’s impossible to win a court case involving age discrimination, but you’ll need to convince a judge or jury (or at least a pro bono attorney) not only that you were discriminated against, but that you are able to reasonably support your contention. When it comes to proving age discrimination in the hiring process, it may be nearly impossible without certain factors on your side.