I agree. Particularly about the required age-revealing information in some (but interestingly, not all) online applications. If some employers can choose not to ask for age-revealing information (other than if you are of legal age to work), why can't all? It seems to me that if revealing other possibly discriminatory information such as race or sex is optional for the applicant prior to an interview, then it should also be not required to reveal date of high school graduation or more than 10 years of job history, for example, prior to an interview. And in order to prevent across-the-board discrimination against anyone who does not volunteer this information, I would even suggest perhaps no age-revealing questions should even be asked prior to an in-person interview. I do not understand why I do not hear more about this in the press. I also wonder why I'm not hearing about more older unemployed workers writing their congresspeople about this.
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