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Ten Questions Not to Ask During an Interview

February 16, 2009


When did you graduate high school?This question is impermissible when it is designed to determine the age of an employee. Employers should stick to the employee’s resume and any dates that may be disclosed. An employer may ask if the employee is under 18 years of age.

  1. Are you receiving a military service-connected disability pension? An employer may not make this inquiry because it relates to an employee’s disability. However, an employer may ask whether an employee is a U.S. veteran.
  2. Have you ever been arrested? This question is impermissible because people are innocent until proven guilty. In the alternative, an employer may ask if an employee has ever been convicted of a felony.
  3. Have you ever received workers’ compensation? This is an impermissible question because an employer cannot make an employment decision based on whether an employee ever received worker’s compensation. However, an employer may ask, “can you meet the attendance requirements?

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by: Kevin V. Maltby, Esq.

February 16, 2009

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