20 unlawful interview questions
Thanks to labor-law limitations, employers are not
allowed to ask job applicants:
- Their age.
- Their race or questions directly or indirectly
indicating race or color.
- Their nationality or birthplace of applicant or
- Their height or weight where it is not relevant
to the job.
- What church they attend or the names of their priest,
rabbi or minister.
- If female, their maiden name or father's surname.
- Their citizenship or whether they intend to become
- Whether they have ever been arrested.
- Whether they have ever had their wages garnished.
- Whether they can work under or with younger supervisors
if the applicant is over age 40.
- If they have children or the age of their children.
- Who will care for children if applicant is hired.
- The name or address of any relative of an adult
- About any organizations, clubs, societies or lodges
they belong to if this information would indicate their race,
religion, color or ancestry.
- Who resides with them.
- If they own or rent their home.
- What their husband or wife does.
- Their thoughts or opinions regarding trade unions.
- Specific years of school attendance or graduation.
- About military experience in other than the U.S.
Armed Forces, National Guard or reserve unit, or about draft classification
or conditions of discharge.
Source: D'Ancona & Pflaum LLC