Applicants will slap anything on their résumé if they think it will attract the recruiter's eye. So, recognizing the soaring cost of health insurance, more applicants are adding a Health Profile section to their résumés these days, showing off their great health condition.
You'd think this "hire me, I won't raise your premiums" pitch would impress employers suffering under double- digit increases. But legally savvy employers shouldn't take the bait.
Reason: The legal risks of basing hiring or promotion decisions on such medical information could easily invite a disability or age discrimination lawsuit. That's why you should instruct managers to disregard such health claims on résumé.
Playing to your health-cost fears
Some employers say this résumé trend is more prevalent among foreign applicants, particularly Europeans. Others say they're also seeing health-status descriptions on résumés and application mate...(register to read more)
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