Can a company not hire me based on age

I put in an application to a place and they inadvertently sent me an email that was meant for their coworker which said that I was not old enough to drive clients. The application did not ask how old I was and I meet age requirement for driving clients at other facilities

Asked on August 23, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can't be refused being hired because you are *too* old, if the reason you are not hired is that you are age 40 or over. But no law protects the allegedly too young from hiring, so a company could refuse to hire someone because they believe he or she is too young for the role. Only the middle-aged or older are protected by law.

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