Illegal Questions To Ask In An Interview
In a recent CareerBuilder survey, 1 in 5 (20%) of hiring managers indicated that they have asked a question in a job interview that they later found was illegal. Hiring managers should brush up on the following questions, because by asking them they are unknowingly putting themselves at risk for legal action.One third of employers indicated they didn't know the following questions were illegal to ask in an interview setting:
- What is your religious affiliation?
- What is your political affiliation?
- How old are you?
- Are you pregnant?
- What is your race, color or ethnicity?
- Are you disabled?
- Are you married?
- Are you in debt?
- Do you have children or plan to?
- Do you socially drink or smoke?
The nationwide survey was commissioned by CareerBuilder and conducted online by Harris Poll from November 4 to December 2, 2014. More than 2,100 hiring and human resource managers across numerous industries were polled.