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Patricia, age 60, sued for age discrimination after she wasn't chosen for a government attorney position. Her evidence: The government recruited in only two narrow venues: at the local university law school and at a nearby office that helps returning Peace Corps volunteers find jobs. Thus, 90% of the applicants were under age 40.

The court said this limited recruiting effort was enough evidence to get a trial on the disparate impact claim. (Barnes v. Saul, 9th Cir.)

The lesson: Employees and applicants can win age bias lawsuits if they prove your personnel practices have a...

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