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That actually happened where I live haha. A 12 or 13 year old kid dressed up as an old lady with make up and everything and managed to buy alcohol

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Oh it didn't happen to me personally! I read about it in the paper: http://www.goteborgdaily.se/teen-dressed-as-a-granny-fools-systembolaget

Sometimes it's obvious, but where I work it's required no matter what. I'll often joke with the customer about the policy when it's obvious they aren't under age

Sometimes when it's strictly by the book thing, it just it... You have a valid point and so does he... Sorry, you had to lose your job over it... A reprimand would have sufficed though...

It's totally illegal to do that, anyone over the age of 35 or looks over the age of 35 does not need to be IDed and the fact they fired you because of that could be a lawsuit for unlawful termination.

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You can't pull that lawsuit card in every state. Virginia is a right to work state. If they want to fire you they can without reason.

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Wrong, each state has their own law, and each company has their own policies. You can't just make a stupid sweeping statement like that.

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Not needing to be carded and must not be carded are completely different. That law just means you or your business will not be in trouble for not making sure someone is of age if they appear over 40 or what ever the age is. Kind of a dumb law because what if you don't card someone that is 38 because you thought they looked 40? Anyway, it is up to the business if they want to card everyone, and many places do have "we card EVERYONE" policies. There is nothing illegal about that and you

Is there someone higher up than your manager you can speak to? Surely someone there is smarter than him! Good luck OP!

There are medical conditions that can cause a person to age more rapidly, so your boss's fears aren't entirely without merit. But, as #3 said, it was still wrong of him to fire you for that because it was more likely he really was that old, and anyone who would penalize you for making the obvious assumption probably isn't someone you want as a superior.

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