An Act To Help Prevent Age Discrimination
Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §594-A is enacted to read:
§ 594-A. High school questions on applications for employment
An employer or an agent of an employer may not include a question on an application form for employment with that employer that asks for an applicant's year of high school graduation. Any employer who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not more than $500 for each violation may be adjudged. The director shall enforce this section.
This bill prohibits an employer or an agent of an employer from including on a job application form a question that asks for the year of an applicant's high school graduation. The Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards shall enforce the law with a fine of up to $500 per violation.