Can Employers By-Pass Job Applicants for Being Too Qualified? (Code: Too Old)

If you have ever been in a position where you needed a job—any job—to pay the bills, you probably applied for positions for which you knew you were over-qualified. After waiting days, weeks, even months with no responses to your golden resume, you realize something is wrong. No employers were rushing to hire you. Then you learn that someone who had almost no experience compared to you was offered the position. Infuriated, you’re sure it’s because of your age. Do you have reason to sue? Can you win? According to the case discussed in this article, you may not.