Recruiting on campus might be an age discrimination violation

“Are college job fairs and recruiting doomed as discriminatory activities? In February, a District Court in California ruled that job applicants could maintain a disparate impact claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) challenging the practice of recruiting entry-level workers mostly through a program available only to recent college graduates.” Other courts, however, have adopted standards markedly less favorable toward age discrimination plaintiffs. Eric Dreiband of Jones Day discusses in a Federalist Society podcast. More: Roy Maurer, SHRM on PWC (Price Waterhouse Coopers) class action.


  • But you can be a recent graduate at any age… Or at least almost any age.

  • Perhaps Cecil, but under that loony “disparate impact” theory propounded by so many in this country the fact that the vast majority of recent graduates happen to be early twenty-somethings is evidence of age discrimination on its face.

    ‘splain how the logic is any different?