Sec. 11081 - Employee Selection

ยง 11081. Employee Selection

(a) Selection. So long as age is not a factor, this article does not preclude an employer from selecting an individual who is in fact better qualified than other applicants, and it does not preclude an employer from hiring an individual on the basis of experience and training superior to other applicants.

(b) Selection Based Upon Seniority or Prior Service. So long as age is not a factor, it is not a violation of this article for an employer, during the process of selection, to give a candidate who has a record of seniority or time in prior service with that employer preference over a candidate who has no such record or who has less seniority or time in prior service with that employer. However, where candidates for hire have the same record of seniority or time in prior service, it is discrimination based on age, in selecting from among them, to refuse to select a candidate because he or she is over 40.

(1. Change without regulatory effect renumbering former section 7295.7 to new section 11081 and amending section filed 10-3-2013 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2013, No. 40).)

Note: Authority cited: Section 12935(a), Government Code. Reference: Section 12941, Government Code.

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