Monday, May 18, 2015

They Aren't Supposed to Ask That

Inside Higher Ed
May 18th, 2015

During a job interview, have you ever been asked any of the following questions?
  • Do you have kids?
  • Are you planning on having kids?
  • How soon?
  • Are you married?
  • Thinking about getting married?
  • To a man or a woman?
  • Will anyone else be relocating to your new job city with you?
  • What do you think about working in an all-female department?
  • Lundsteen -- is that a Dutch name? Danish?
  • Are you a U.S. citizen?
These questions are all illegal. If you haven’t had a lot of experience interviewing, it might seem difficult to identify interview questions that are not legal, so here are a few identifiers: any questions that touch upon your age, race, national origin, gender, religion, marital status or sexual orientation are not OK.

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