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In 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed 93,277 workplace discrimination charges -- the second-highest level ever -- and monetary relief obtained for victims totaled more than $376 million. The number of charges alleging age-based discrimination reached the second-highest level ever. Meanwhile, record unemployment numbers mean that employers are flooded with resumes, often from overqualified candidates who find themselves out of work after years of steady employment. The unsteady economy also means that many employers still face cutbacks and lay offs. Those elements combine for a sort of "perfect storm" in regards to age discrimination claims. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of what is and isn't permissible when dealing with applicants and employees who are older than 40.

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