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When applying for jobs, isn’t it illegal for employers to ask your age, especially as an initial screening tool before accepting a resume?

Question:

Dear Donna,

When I go online to look for jobs, often they ask a lot of questions. One of them is my birthday. As an older nurse, I’m afraid my age may count against me. I thought it was illegal to ask your age, especially as an initial screening tool before accepting a resume.

Older Nurse

Dear Donna replies:

Dear Older Nurse,

Because your age is protected information in a pre-employment situation, I would suggest you do not answer that question on online applications. Frankly, in that situation I’m surprised that an employer is even asking it.

Best wishes,
Donna

By | 2013-08-19T00:00:00-04:00 August 19th, 2013|Categories: Blogs, Nursing careers and jobs|0 Comments

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