Thursday, June 30, 2016

It's not legal to ask these interview questions

Time was, employers could ask female applicants if they planned to get pregnant soon.

Not anymore. Illegal.

But in a 2014 CareerBuilder survey of 2,100 hiring and human resource managers, a third of employers said they had asked questions they later learned were illegal.

They should know it's not allowed to ask:

--Religious affiliation
--Political affiliation
--Are you pregnant
--What is your race, color or ethnicity
--Are you disabled
--Are you married
--Are you in debt
--Do you have kids or plan to
--Do you drink socially or smoke

But it can get tricky. Asking if a person has ever been convicted of a crime is OK--but asking about an arrest record is not allowed.

You also can ask if a job seeker is legally allowed to work in the US--but asking about citizenship is not.

Who ever said life was simple.

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