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Adam Nathaniel Davis Author

That's very interesting to hear you explain it like that. In the US, it's technically illegal to discriminate based on someone being too old (it is legal to discriminate based on someone being too young - e.g., you can say that candidates must be X age-or-older to apply). Of course, such discrimination happens all the time. But the companies won't flat-out tell you that you're being eliminated due to being too old. Because admitting such would make them liable to a civil suit.

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Manuel Velázquez

Hence the "I am unable to provide any specific feedback". There is no logic in making it illegal to discriminate on old age (or gender, race, etc.) but allowing employers to not disclose the reasons why they reject someone.

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Davide de Paolis

exactly. the only reason why they don't provide feedback is that most of the time they might get into discrimination troubles..

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Davide de Paolis

sure. probably i could. i guess the recruiter was just stupid... but didn't want to be bothered. he contacted me, and he made me already waste enough time. and anyway, I can understand that a startup where the Founder is probably in the early 30s and most employes are enthusiastic hipsters just out of college, a 40years old grumpy senior engineer could be not that a great culture fit ( you also explained it quite good in one of your posts), the thing is.. you can decide AFTER you interviewed me not just cut out the process like that. if you are so strict and dumb, then I don't work to work there. thanks

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