By Anonymous - 19/05/2015 11:43 - United States - San Francisco
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crazy kids and their drama class. of course he was under make up to look over 60!
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
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.
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.
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.