Asked in Employment Law for North Carolina

Q: I have a question that no lawyers seem to know or would like to help me with. Can someone apply for jobs for another

Person on there behalf? Maybe using special forms, like a power of attorney?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: There is no employment law that prohibits this. Frankly, people fill out job applications for others on a frequent basis, i.e. parents, spouses, guardians. The only real issue would be signing another person's name. To do that, you would need the other applicant's permission, a power of attorney or the employer's agreement to most jobs. However, for governmental jobs, the government will probably require the applicant's actual signature or one from a person appointed under a power of attorney.

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