AARP Eye Center
Age discrimination has been illegal in America for 50 years. But thanks to loopholes in the hiring process, many Americans aged 40 and older still experience illegal age discrimination when applying for jobs.
It’s not right. And in Connecticut, AARP fought back and won.
Under a new state law, most employers can no longer ask for age-related information on initial job applications, including graduation and school attendance dates. Now, more applicants will be considered based on their qualifications, not stereotypes or outdated assumptions. This new law levels the playing field for experienced workers.
AARP Connecticut’s testimony on this bill is available here, and testimony from our volunteers is available here and here.
For job seeker resources, job postings, advice for experienced workers, and more go to AARP.org/work.