Head Hunter asking for my current salary in CA!

Cisco ayPH04
Apr 11, 2018 9 Comments

This head hunter for a startup pings me and we exchange notes about the job, resume... In the end he is asked me my current salary. I tried to fend him off saying I will be discussing it when the time comes (offer stage). But that did not work and now he is again asking about my salary.

Doesn't he know it's illegal to ask for it in California? Should I tell him that? I'm trying to come up with cheeky lines to get away from this question but it doesn't seem to work!

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  • Cisco ayPH04
    OP
    I think he saw this post ;) I have a mail in my inbox with the salary range for that position! Wth
    Apr 11, 2018 0
  • Uber Gmie27
    Call 911
    Apr 11, 2018 0
  • Google / Ops Pasteur
    Tell him
    Apr 11, 2018 0
  • New HeyApp
    Tell him/her that I am not comfortable sharing that info. If they insist further, tell it’s not legal to ask in CA and they can be sued.
    Apr 11, 2018 1
    • Uber hftu9
      It's illegal for a company to ask, not for everybody, so not sure it applies to Head Hunter...
      Apr 13, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng AmIEwok
    Congratulations, Blind!
    Apr 11, 2018 0
  • Oracle Sebseb
    Illegal
    Apr 11, 2018 1
    • Uber hftu9
      Don't think so... Not sure it's illegal for Head Hunter to ask, besides even if it's was a company asking, as long as they're not in California...
      Apr 13, 2018