Rookie Blunders: Illegal Interview Questions

The first legal danger zone you encounter with employees is preemployment inquiries. The questions you ask on application forms and during interviews can create significant legal problems. It’s easy to wander into danger, since many questions you might be tempted to ask run afoul of federal, state, and municipal laws.

Preemployment Inquiries: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When a company first meets with a prospective candidate, it’s not just the interviewee who needs to be on his or her toes. Interviewers must be careful to ask the right questions, not just to ensure they’re making the right hire but also to avoid legal entanglements.