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Age limits used in recruitment allowed in some cases


Any age limit – lower or upper – specified in recruitment adverts at first glance can be seen as direct age discrimination. Indeed, applying age limits results in treating candidates who don’t fall within the specified age range less favourably. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has repeatedly addressed this issue. However, in a recent ruling, the CJEU acknowledged that treating candidates differently based on age may be justified by the nature of the services provided. – Karolina Kanclerz and Zuzanna Janelli comment for Rzeczpospolita.

The article in Polish is avialible: here.