Using the terms « Junior Consultant » and « Young Professional » in an Employment Ad Does Not Indicate an Age Discrimination


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Thomas Gennert wrote this bylined article about the Baden-Württemberg Regional Labor Court’s decision that using the terms « junior consultant » and « young professionals » in employment ads constituted age discrimination under the General Equal Treatment Act. “The lesson for employers is that they must advertise jobs for a particular hierarchy level using language that minimizes the risk of potential discrimination in the hiring process,” Dr. Gennert wrote.