Top 10 Illegal Job Interview Questions

Preparing for an interview can be an exciting, but also stressful, event. While questioning should focus on your abilities to perform the tasks and duties required by the position, interviewers can sometimes begin down a slippery slope of illegal questions.

While those well versed in Employment Law, such as those in Human Resources, may be aware of what may or may not be asked, those conducting the interview may not be as aware.

Here is a list of the top 10 questions that job interviewers cannot legally ask you:

Where were you born?
What is your native language?
Are you married?
Do you have children?
Do you plan to get pregnant?
How old are you?
What do you do for Christmas?
Do you have a disability or chronic illness?
Are you in the national guard?
Do you smoke or use alcohol?

You can learn more about the reasons behind these questions being off limits here. You can also find lots more information regarding Employment Law, including Articles, videos and FAQs

If you feel that you have been discriminated against in the context of an interview or other employment context, contact an experienced Labor and Employment Attorney to schedule an initial consultation today. Employment laws are in place to ensure that you do not get unfairly discriminated against or receive other unfair treatment.

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