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Given that older workers face epidemic age discrimination in hiring — particularly women — it may be tempting to lie about your age when filling out a job application or at a job interview. In recent years, several lawsuits have been filed alleging that employers and search firms use internet technology to weed older worker out of the applicant pool.
Employers use social media to targe t employment to younger workers exclusively and they rig computer software to divert the s of older workers into a digital trash can. Clearly, job applicants do lie. According to a survey by YouGov, a British market research firm, most of the lies told by job applicants involve education and qualifications. It also may be unethical.
While it is unlikely, if you are a d professional, you could be subject to a complaint with a licensing board that would put your in jeopardy. Federal jobs involving law enforcement and air traffic control often specify a maximum entry age, generally years. Applicants who lie about their age to qualify for these jobs could be prosecuted for making false or fraudulent statements and face a fine or imprisonment.
A few years ago, Wayne Simmons, a Fox News commentator who claimed to have worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for almost three decades, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for fabricating his agency experience. Employment applications often contain a disclaimer stating that it is grounds for termination if an applicant lies. A lie that is discovered even decades later could prevent a worker from filing a lawsuit against the employer or could limit potential damages.
It would be foolhardy for a year-old woman to claim to be 21 on her job application and then show up for an in-person job interview. The lie would be immediately apparent. Clearly, the odds of success are greater if the amount of time shaved off your life span is shorter. At some point, you may ask how much difference a few years will really make. The form includes a section that must be filled out by workers after they have been hired but prior to their first day of work called Employee Information and Attestation.
This section requires workers to provide their date of birth. Additionally, employees must supply a document s from a list approved by the USCIS to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
All of the documents on the USCIS A list, which establish both identity and employment authorization, include a birth date. These documents include U. Alternatively, workers can provide a combination of documents from lists B and C that do not include a birth date. For example, an employee might provide a voter registration card to establish identity and a U.
Social Security Card to establish eligibility to work in the U. Employers do not have to submit a Form I-9 for some types of workers, which would eliminate the need to provide a birth date. You work for yourself and provide services to another entity under the terms of a contract. In addition to independent contractors, employers do not have to file Form I-9s for:. The final consideration should be whether it is worth even a white lie to work for an employer that engages in age discrimination in hiring? You may get your foot in the door but how long you will be permitted to stay in a workplace that places no value on qualifications and experience and penalizes workers who possess these qualities?
I am an attorney, former judge, and recognized authority on age discrimination in employment. After experiencing age discrimination during the Great Recession, I began. After experiencing age discrimination during the Great Recession, I began researching the problem.
I was surprised to learn that older workers have far fewer protections under U. In addition, age discrimination is correlated with ill health, poverty and suffering in old age. I began writing about the problem and became a consultant for employers and employees who are confronting age discrimination in the workplace. I also write the blog, AgeDiscriminationInEmployment. This is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by clicking here. Jul 20,am EDT. Jul 19,pm EDT. Jul 18,pm EDT. Jul 17,pm EDT. Jul 16,pm EDT. Jul 16,am EDT. Jul 15,pm EDT.
Edit Story. I am an attorney, author and consultant on employment discrimination. Patricia Barnes.Is it illegal to lie about your age
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