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Legal to ask birthyear on a volunteer position application?

Albuquerque, NM |

In the process of applying to volunteer on for a city facility, I was asked on the application to fill out my birth date, including the year. Is is legal to ask for the year? Thanks

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It is legal to ask. If you feel you are discriminated against because of your age, you should discuss the matter with an attorney However, due to the fact this is a volunteer position, it is hard to picture what relief may be available.

I am licensed in New Mexico and Pennsylvania, and therefore any discussion of issues related to other states must considered within that context. In addition, my comments are not intended to create a legal representation but merely to respond to the limited facts presented by the question. Any opinion herein is not meant as a precise statement of legal rights or as a recommendation of any particular course of action. A more complete legal review can be obtained through local counsel.

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