Age discrimination flourishes in Mexico

Author: Chris Hawley & Sergio Solache, USA Today, Published on: 24 September 2007

...In Mexico...blatant age discrimination is not only tolerated but expected... Although slimy hiring practices are widespread in Mexico...age discrimination is the most common, labor-rights groups say... The offenders aren't just Mexican companies. In one recent newspaper ad, Office Depot sought a checkout supervisor age 22 to 35 for a store in a Mexico City suburb. Job websites are full of similar offers from Mars, 7-Eleven, Marriott Hotels and other non-Mexican companies. Most companies did not respond to requests for comment on their employment ads. Others said the ads were not meant to exclude certain people and that older candidates were welcome to apply.

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Related companies: Marriott Mars Office Depot