Category Archives: Disabilities

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?

 

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Jobipedia.org

Have you ever wished there was a site where you could ask qualified experts for Career Advice? Jobipedia.org is that site. Created by the HR Policy Association, Jobipedia.org allows you to submit a question or search for answers responded to by the United States’ largest companies. From Kellogg’s to American Express, you can get answers such as what to do if you are pregnant and interviewing, when to look for internships, and whether online education is worth it. These answers will help you in finding your next job.

Ask JAN – Job Accomodation Network

Do you have questions about work accommodations or the Americans with Disabilities Act, AskJan.org is the site maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor that has the answers to help you. AskJan.org is a free service, with expert advice and guidance provided confidentially for workforce accommodation and disability employment issues. Guidance is provided online or over the phone. There is also a page devoted to Spanish-Language resources helping Limited English Proficient Individuals.

(También hay una página dedicada a recursos en español que ayudan individuos de comprensión limitada en inglés.)

SOAR, the Searchable Online Accommodation Resource, is just one tool available at the AskJan website. Click on this link to see a Disability and its corresponding accommodation option.

The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1992 to “enable society to benefit from the skills and talents of individuals with disabilities, will allow us all to gain from their increased purchasing power and ability to use it, and will lead to fuller, more productive lives for all Americans.” (Americans with Disabilities Act Questions and Answers)