HRM 410 Application Form


HRM 410 Application Form
You are the new HR manager for this fictitious (private sector) company, which has hundreds of employees…

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HRM 410 Application Form

HRM 410 Application Form

A+ Week 6

You are the new HR manager for this fictitious (private sector) company, which has hundreds of employees and is clearly obligated under Title VII and other major employment regulations.  Rather than starting over from scratch with a brand new application form, many HR managers would likely take a look at the existing form first.

Using the table located at the very bottom of this document, identify the ten (10) items that are legally problematic* on this employment application form, why they are problematic, and what could possibly be in their place, if applicable. Use of the table is required.

When you are done “save” or “save as” this document with your last name, then first initial and assignment name (e.g. SmithLApplForm.docx) and place your name in the table box above. Then load it to your Dropbox by end of Week 6.

Please email your instructor if you have any questions.

*By problematic we are looking for possible violations of various employment regulations. Note that some may not be blatantly illegal, but, rather problematic and best to avoid as a best practice.

One final tipDo not focus on stylist elements such as the layout of the application form or questions you do not “like.” Focus only on the legally problematic items.


#Note/Describe Problematic ItemWhy is this problematic?What would be appropriate in its place, if anything?
1Asking to indicate whether applicant is “Mr./ Mrs./ Ms./Miss as well as the Maiden name”Although this does portion not directly ask if the applicant is married or not, a male or a female, it is leading to indication marital status or gender.


This is potentially problematic because it can result to discrimination based on sexual orientation, which is illegal under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). It can also be liable against the Pregnancy…

This section could simply drop this part and just ask for the name- Last, First, Middle.
2“Are you a citizen of the United States?This question tantamount to asking “What is your nationality? Or Where are you originally from” which is illegal as per Title VII. The law…Rather than asking this question, the employer may ask if the applicant is “authorized to work in the US” (Allan, 2015).