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05/13/2021

What are some illegal things to be asked in a job interview?

What are some illegal things to be asked in a job interview?

Any questions that reveal your age, race, national origin, gender, religion, marital status and sexual orientation are off-limits.

Is it legal to ask age in an interview?

Remember that while you can’t ask someone’s age, it’s perfectly legal to ensure they’re legally old enough to work for you. Where your candidate is from is immaterial; the real question is if they can legally work here.

Can a boss ask why you are sick?

In general, employers are allowed to ask for the details of your illness. “Asking what is wrong requires the employee to give a brief and general explanation about why he or she is absent, e.g., the employee’s child is sick, the employee has a general illness or the employee has a major or minor injury.”

Can you lie about your age for a job?

Applicants who lie about their age to qualify for these jobs could be prosecuted for making false or fraudulent statements and face a fine or imprisonment. A lie that is discovered even decades later could prevent a worker from filing a lawsuit against the employer or could limit potential damages.