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Old 06-11-2019, 03:39 PM
 
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How is it legal to ask if people are married or not? That's an illegal question and I fail to see why it matters.
No such thing as an illegal question. You can ask a prospective employee anything.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:33 PM
 
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No such thing as an illegal question. You can ask a prospective employee anything.
Technically, you can ask anything. But doing so opens your company up to discrimination lawsuits. So if it's anything that cannot be taken into consideration when making hiring decisions might as well be illegal questions.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:47 PM
 
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Technically, you can ask anything. But doing so opens your company up to discrimination lawsuits. So if it's anything that cannot be taken into consideration when making hiring decisions might as well be illegal questions.
Nope. Simply asking a question wonít get you successfully used. And proving discrimination based on a response to a question that goes to protected class is incredibly difficult. Iíve challenged people multiple times in similar threads to provide evidence of a successful lawsuit in such a situation. So far, none has been provided.

An employer can ask anything they want, and unless they say (and document) something incredibly stupid that goes to protected class, there is pretty much nothing the prospective employee can do.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:55 PM
 
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We've also learned that sexualizing woman in a professional setting is wrong.
Can't believe it took 9 posts to get to this point.

OP - quit being a misogynistic quack and just let them do their job. It's not an effing strip club.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Technically, you can ask anything. But doing so opens your company up to discrimination lawsuits. So if it's anything that cannot be taken into consideration when making hiring decisions might as well be illegal questions.

Yes. It would certainly open up a company to the possibility of a discrimination lawsuit.
https://www.businessinsider.com/3-in...million-2011-3
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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When I was a kid on the 80ís and 90ís flight attendants where all attractive. Perfect powder fresh face. Hair perfect. Couldnít be over weight. In recent years Iíve noticed no makeup. Hair disheveled. Some overweight. Why the change? Iíve flown United recently. Domestic flight.

Part of this may be due to an aging workforce. Flight attendants were a younger demographic in the 80ís & 90ís and are now 15+ years older on average. Most of us just donít look as good as we used to and have gained a few pounds.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:21 PM
 
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Yes. It would certainly open up a company to the possibility of a discrimination lawsuit.
https://www.businessinsider.com/3-in...million-2011-3
The referenced article is all about actual discrimination based on protected class status, not simply asking a question.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Judging by what I've seen lately, today's requirements are...over 50 and overweight.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Judging by what I've seen lately, today's requirements are...over 50 and overweight.
Ordinary people need jobs too.

They are flight attendants, not prostitutes. I have plenty to complain about airline service these days, but lack of sexual attractiveness isn't one of them.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:05 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Judging by what I've seen lately, today's requirements are...over 50 and overweight.
The younger and prettier are working on international flights - First and Business Class. They also speak foreign languages.

The most desirable trips/routes are based on seniority.

However, most non-American airlines, place importance on the appearance of (mostly female) flight attendants. Many have rules governing their lives and makeup routine.

https://www.insider.com/flight-atten...e-world-2018-1

Also read this:
https://www.theatlantic.com/business...ndants/246610/
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