The Wrong Question

Due to federal law, certain questions cannot be asked of job candidates. Questions to avoid when interviewing candidates include:


Date of birth

Religion or church affiliation

Father's surname or mother's maiden name

Marital status

What languages they speak (unless it is a job requirement)

How many children they have, their children's ages and who will care for the children while applicant is working

Financial information not related to compensation

If they served in the military of any foreign country