By Anonymous - United States - San Francisco
Today, I was fired for not asking a senior citizen for proof that he was over 21 and legally allowed to purchase alcohol. When I told my manager he was clearly over 21, he replied, "But what if he WASN'T?" FML
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By  Steffi3  |  40

If he wasn't, I'm not getting whatever skincare product they're using

By  thatnucca  |  36

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...

By  JonBall  |  17

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.

  Reasonable_one  |  12

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 can get fired if you violate the policies of your employer.

By  Cathrin  |  26

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.