Not hired for job due to age discrimination

I recently interviewed with a local company for an Assist. IT Director's job. The current IT Director is leaving in a few months so this position was created to fill the Director position after an acclimation period.

I have an MBA, a Bachelor's in IT Management and over 18+ years as an IT professional with my last job being the IT Director of my company.

I went through several interviews and took a battery of tests which they said I did well on. I thought I had the job, but I received a notice in the mail that they are going to keep looking.

I am 56 years old and have more education and experience than their current IT Director who told me he needed to complete an MBA. I have no doubts I can do the job and I can provide excellent references to support my stated qualifications.

I am convinced that the company decided against me due to my age.

Is there anything I can do?

1 answer  |  asked Oct 11, 2010 07:20 AM [EST] in Age  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (1)

Bruce Elfvin
You will need to decide whether to challenge this rejection and make an inquiry about the job itself, or whether you want to pursue a charge of discrimination or a lawsuit challenging the denial.

A meeting with an employment attorney should provide you guidance on the first and what to do otherwise if the employer does not see the light. You should see someone near you. You can find an employment lawyer near you at www.oelasmart.net/directory

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Oct 11, 2010 11:34 AM [EST]

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