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Apr 21 2007
By: jtparlo~ Hekseville Citizen 409 posts
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isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

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iv just recently applied at about 5 stores here in my town. and  3 out of the 5 sayed i had to be 18. itsnt it illegal for them to deny me soly based on my age. im about 5 months away from 18 and just as qualified as any 18 year old. what are your thoughts on this 
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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

Apr 21, 2007
No, it isn't illegal. 
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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

Apr 21, 2007
Most stores require you to be at least 16 to work there.
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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

Apr 21, 2007
its legal they can age discremenate up til 18 yrs old to bad for us younger then 18
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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

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Go find a job off the booksSmiley Wink



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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

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It's entirely legal.  I believe there are some laws requiring you to be 18 to work certain positions.

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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

Apr 21, 2007
no i don't think it's illegal.  Imo they're pretty **bleep** about your age.  For example i was turned away from starbucks when i was either 16 or 17 at the time because they said they would be using sharp objects.  I'm like wth.
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It's not illegal.
 
But yeah, I tried to aply at American Eagle and I got shunned cuz I wasn't 18
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You may be thinking that it's age discrimination to deny anyone under 18.  Well, it isn't.  That's just the standards that they set.  Some stores don't want to have to deal with child labor laws, and, if you're under 18, those laws apply to you.  They are restricted as to how many hours you can work, how much work you can do, etc.  That, and sometimes stores want someone who isn't necessarily 18, but has at least their high school diploma.
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