When it comes to employment or housing, no one is legally permitted to discriminate based upon skin color, age, sex, sexual orientation or religion. At least that’s what the laws say.
However, try going out and finding a decent paying job when you’re over 55-years of age and you’ll quickly discover that age is a discriminating factor. They get around it by citing other criteria, but it’s obvious that it’s often difficult to just get a consideration or foot in the door if you’re an older person.
Trust, me, I know. It’s also possible to be discriminated against for one’s religious beliefs in the job market, yet once again, employers find another way of explaining why you were suddenly rejected.
Some years ago, I applied for an online teaching position as a college biology instructor. I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife/Fisheries Management and Master’s Degree in Biology, with my field of study being population genetics. Everything was looking good for the online instructor’s position until the college realized I am a young-earth creationist, and then suddenly I was rejected and told the position was already filled.
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