Can a Man of 25 Claim Age Bias?

A New Jersey banker says he was fired for being too young, and he'll get his day in court

It's just awful to be a young adult in America today. Movies venerate our elders; ads fetishize the mature body. And there's nary a million to be found in the new economy for, say, twentysomething computer whizzes. O, to be old!

But now a court has taken up the plight of the young, recognizing in an unusual and potentially groundbreaking decision a new civil right to be green. Earlier this year, the supreme court of New Jersey unanimously ruled that Michael Sisler, 31, can proceed with an age-discrimination suit against Bergen Commercial Bank in Paramus, N.J. The case will go to...

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