I was one of two people brought back for a 2nd interview for an accounting job, the other was a male in his 20s. During the interviews I was told they wanted accounting experience so the person could walk in and take over the job - I have 15+ years of accounting experience and they stated they wanted a BS in Accounting. I have just graduated with my 2nd degree in June with an
Accounting degree. They also stated this was a mid-level career position and that is why they wanted more experience. The young man that was also called back hasn't finished his degree yet (he will in a few monthes), works for metlife with very limited accounting experience. I am a 46 year old female who took a punch on the chin a year ago because of being the last accountant (salaried position) hired in a manufacturing setting and was let go....When I'm being told about the experience and level of the position and a degree required...then they turn around and hire the young male without the experience they were talking about....Is this age/gender discrimination?