Montana Supreme Court overturns firefighter age limit

The Montana Supreme Court ruled a fire department can’t refuse to hire someone because of their age.

Steven Jaksha was 38 in 2007 when the Butte-Silver Bow fire department in Montana refused to hire him because he was more than 34 years old. A district judge had previously ruled the fire department’s age restriction was not a violation of Jaksha’s constitutional rights, but after appeals, the state Supreme Court overturned that decision.

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