How to Navigate Illegal Interview Questions

What is an illegal question?
Title VII is a federal law that forbids employers from discriminating against any person on the basis of sex, age, race, national origin, or religion.

How to Navigate Illegal Interview Questions

Some questions at an interview may be asked Illegally, but it could be that the interviewer asked it without knowing that the question was Illegal. If asked, try to answer the questions in a way that doesn’t seem negative to you. The link provides some good advice on answering these types of questions. Take a look, and keep them in mind in case they ever come up.

If you believe that you are being asked interview questions illegally as a way to discriminate against you, you are entitled to file an EEOC complaint. Click here to visit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s page on Filing a Charge.  It’ll explain how to file the charge. Remember, there are time limits for filing a charge.

Would you work where the interviewer asked Illegal Interview Questions?



One response to “How to Navigate Illegal Interview Questions

  1. Pingback: What To Say If An Interviewer Asks If You Have Kids | Brentwood Library's Career Development Center Site

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