... and 15 questions to avoid (or risk a lawsuit).


Every question you ask should relate to this central theme: "How are you qualified to perform the job you are applying fori" Managers sparks discrimination lawsuits (age, race, sex, religion, disability, etc.) when they ask for information that's irrelevant to a candidate's ability to do the job. Here are 15 questions to avoid:

  1. Are you married? Divorced?

  2. If single, do you live with anyone?

  3. How old are you?

  4. Do you have children?

  5. What are your daycare plans?

  6. Do you own or rent your home?

  7. What church do you attend?

  8. What political or social groups are you in?

  9. What kind of health insurance do you have?

  10. Do you suffer from any illness or disability that might affect your performance?

  11. Have you ever had or been treated for any of these conditions or dis eases? (followed by a checklist)

  12. Have you ever been treated by a psychiatrist or psychologist?

  13. Have you had a major illness recently?

  14. How many days of work did you miss last year because of illness?

  15. Are you taking any prescribed drugs?


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