6 illegal nursing interview questions

ILLEGAL: “How old are you? When did you graduate from college?”

LEGAL: “Are you over the age of 18?”

Whether you’re 18 going on 48 or 60 going on 40, employers are not allowed to discriminate against age (which is what the first question implies). However, when asked differently, the question becomes legal; the legal phrasing implies an age range, not a specific number. After all, the hospital needs to know its nurses are over 18 years of age to work legally in the U.S.

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2 Responses to 6 illegal nursing interview questions

  1. aileen

    It saddens me that age is a big issue here in the Philippines,i hope they will look into what is more essential -the knowledge that a nurse possess and her disposition is more important than how long she has lived.

  2. tracie

    if im disabled but can work with restrictions dont the employer have to try to make accomadations or can they just not hire me at all

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