Is it illegal to ask for a photo when applying for a job?
I recently came across a job ad looking for not a model, but a food runner/cashier and they want a photo with the resume? Is this legal in the state of California? It should not matter what sex, or age I am, as these are illegal ways to screen for hiring, so wouldn't a picture give this away, and therefore shouldn't it be illegal for them to ask for one?
Asked By: Mister G - 7/8/2008
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Yes it is illegal.
Answered By: studlydude66 - 7/8/2008
Additional Answers (4)
They will eventually see your face anyway. Maybe something about your eyes will indicate honesty. If you don't want the job why not send someone else's photo..just to see if you're right?
Answered By: MissV - 7/8/2008
def don't work there... sounds creepy
Answered By: sil82 - 7/8/2008
age is a protected class only for those 40 or over... More
Answered By: jdrose2000 - 7/8/2008
Put the shoe on the other foot. How many jobs do you get without showing your face? If you are going to be in a company uniform, the employer will get to judge your professional look. That's legal.
Answered By: your_uncle_dodge - 7/8/2008
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