Is it legal to ask for a photo?

Is it legal if jobs ask you to send a photo with your resume`? Like, say you're applying for a cashier job, is it legal for the employer to ask for a photo? Thanks.

Asked By: Ayatollah Rodriguez ρ&ѕ к!¢кєяѕ - 11/29/2008
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I would not do it. I know from experience that asking for a photo of you unless it is part of the specified job description is unlawful. (For example- modeling) The choice is yours, but I would inquire as to why do they need it before considering to send it. Good luck on your search!
Answered By: Mark J - 11/29/2008
Additional Answers (6)
Why not? Most places do it. It might not be "ethical" to only hire semi-attractive people as cashiers (assuming that's why they want to see the picture) but it's not illegal... More
Answered By: Amber - 11/29/2008
I'd suggest re-asking under the Law section of Yahoo Answers. I don't think it is, though, since they can't ask for your race and asking for a photo a way of getting that information.
Answered By: <Undecided> - 11/29/2008
I've never heard of that before.
Answered By: Enticing_Raspberry - 11/29/2008
Yes... Why wouldn't it be? I mean really, they have all the right in the world to ask you for a photo. Unless they ask for a nude photo, then that's illegal.
Answered By: Alanna S - 11/29/2008
lol dam for a job like cashier ???? I think something suspicious is going on lol Racial Profiling lol jk ,,,, hmmm if the place is fancy, rich ,,, strict maybe yeah why not,, but its legal tho lol
Answered By: ahmedtouqeer2007 - 11/29/2008
dont think so, but depends on the state
Answered By: steav - 11/29/2008
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