Sometimes legal folk (myself included) get bogged down about the technical elements of the law. But when you get right down to it, I think a common sense approach guides our decisions pretty well.
This story reminded me of that. Navy Seal (from Tucson) was rejected from a Fire Department job because of his age – 37. This, even though he scored among the highest on the tests and is in great shape. But most importantly, he served our country faithfully and honorably. I know there are rules to “get around” giving him the job. Seriously though – why wouldn’t; why shouldn’t we do the right thing here!
Thankfully, others agree and Fire Departments across the country are encouraging him to join them!