State Sen. Kevin Kelly (R-21), ranking member of the General Assembly's Aging Committee, joined a bipartisan group of legislators and advocates Thursday, Jan. 16, to announce their support for a legislative proposal to prohibit employers from asking the age, date of birth, or graduation dates of job applicants, unless a particular age is an occupational qualification.
"Every person at any age should have the same opportunity to succeed and achieve the American Dream. Age should never be used against you when applying for a job. This is an issue of fairness," said Kelly. "I want to thank all the lawmakers who worked together to bring this proposed legislation forward including Senator Derek Slap and all the advocates supporting this proposal."