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Who would have thought an attorney might sue?

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A Manhattan firm called Strategic Legal Solutions (SLS) didn’t do itself any favors when it withdrew an employment offer once it learned the applicant’s age.

The company provides temps to law firms across the country. In this case, recruiters were impressed with a New York attorney’s résumé and offered her a temporary position in Michigan. She accepted.

To complete the hire, SLS asked for the attorney’s birthday. Discovering that she was 70 years old, SLS called back and said the offer was rescinded because the applicant couldn’t possibly make to Michigan in time for the meeting the next day. SLS is apparently unfamiliar with air travel.

The attorney asked if the real reason was her age, at which point SLS told her she was being placed on a “do not use” list.

SLS is now on a list, too: The list of firms the EEOC is suing.

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