Legal Recruiting Questions

Legal Questions Mark

Can you ask a job candidate when they graduated from high school? What about asking where they were born? Do you or your hiring managers know what you can or cannot ask in an interview to minimize your risk of a law suit? Do your managers ask ‘why not’? There are many laws that protect candidates when it comes to interviewing. Whether you are intentionally asking an inappropriate question or it just slips in, asking the wrong question can be costly. When interviewing it is good to know which laws apply, how to legally ask a question and consider what is an illegal question.

In this desktop reference, we provide a list of 17 different categories along with the respective law that would protect that category from discriminatory interviewing questions. As well as sample legal and illegal questions are provided to help you and your managers know the right and wrong ways to interview candidates. Before an interview, what better way to have a manager prepare for an interview than to pull out this guide and refresh your managers on what can and can’t be asked?  Every hiring manager should have one of these on their desk.