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.