A CareerBuilder Survey from 2015 found that 20% of employers have unknowingly asked an illegal question in an interview. Sometimes basic questions that might seem like a friendly way to get to know a potential employee (“Where are you from?”, “Do you have any kids”, etc.) can make an candidate uncomfortable and may actually be illegal. To protect an organization from liability and leave a positive impression on candidates, interviewers should be informed of protected classes and prepare questions in advance that avoid these topics.
Use our quick guide to steering clear of some common discriminatory questions during the interview process.