Examples of Illegal Interview Questions

Illegal Interview Questions and Possible Legal Alternatives

Equal Opportunity Employer guidelines provide equal employment opportunities to applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

The Persons with Disabilities Acts also specifically protects people with physical or mental disabilities or handicaps in addition to providing special accommodations for them (e.g. wheelchair access).

Because of these laws and protections, employers need to be careful to focus interview questions on job relevance and candidate capability to perform the work. What questions are employers are prohibited or illegal for employers to ask during an interview?

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Illegal Interview Questions and Possible Legal Alternatives