During every job interview the employer's goal is to obtain important information whilst building a friendly yet profession rapport with the candidate. However, some questions are just that little bit too friendly.
From these pages you can find out why the following are illegal to ask during a sales interview
- Questions on Nationality
- Questions on Religion
- Questions on Age
- Questions on Marital and Family Status
- Questions on Gender
- Questions on Health and Physical Abilities
- Miscellaneous questions and conclusion
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During every job interview the employer's goal is to obtain important information whilst building a friendly yet profession rapport with the candidate. However, some questions can either unwittingly, or perhaps even wittingly, go over the line of legality. Direct discrimination is nearly always illegal and nearly always obvious, However indirect discrimination can be caused by simply being unaware of the laws on what you can, and cannot, ask at interview.
Please remember to protect yourself and your company by avoiding the 'wrong' aka 'illegal questions!' whilst still being able to gain the information required to recruit successfully. Many questions such as 'where do you live' can be asked in good faith and quite innocently but can cause you and your company legal nuisances and embarrassment
These articles will be able to inform you about what you can't ask and methods on how to turn litigious questions into legal alternatives.
What You Can't Ask:
Nationality - Questions on Nationality
Religion - Questions on Religion
Age - Questions on Age
Marital and Family Status - Questions on Marital and Family Status
Gender - Questions on Gender
Health and Physical Abilities - Questions on Health and Physical Abilities
Miscellaneous - Miscellaneous questions and conclusion
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