Many employers are aware that there are specific questions you can’t ask during an interview. Inquiring about a candidate’s citizenship, marital status, gender, national origin, race, and similar protected conditions isn’t just bad form; it’s illegal. Here’s a little more info about 5 topics you cannot ask in an interview.
It’s unacceptable to ask if a women is a Miss, Mrs., or Ms., or to ask for a maiden name.
- Marital Status
a) To ask marital status before hiring.
b) To ask the number and age of children, who cares for them, or if applicant plans to have children.
- National Origin
It’s unacceptable to ask about birthplace of applicant, parents, grandparents, or spouse.
It’s unacceptable to ask whether the applicant owns or rents residence.
- Work Schedule
It’s unacceptable to ask about willingness to work any particular religious holiday.