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New eBook: Common Illegal Interview Questions & Ways to Avoid Them

Posted by James Patrick Kahler on September 9, 2016


When it comes to asking questions during the interview process, carelessness can cost your company unnecessary headaches and money. Whether it’s the hiring manager or a top executive giving the final approval of a new hire, one illegal interview question can put a massive dent in your business’s reputation and bank account.


Employment law states that asking candidates any questions unrelated to the open position is illegal, such as those concerning: age, family, gender, marriage, nationality and religion are all considered illegal questions. While some commonly asked questions might appear to be innocent or casual in nature, million dollar lawsuits have been filed against companies and won by applicants due to the subject matter of the questions.


Knowing exactly what’s safe to ask candidates during the interview process is the best way to avoid any unwanted legal and monetary disputes. Our latest eBook, Common Illegal Interview Questions & Ways to Avoid Them, will provide you with some tips to help improve the quality of your interview questions.


Key Takeaways


In this eBook, you’ll learn:

  • The outline of basic employment laws
  • Topics to avoid during interviews
  • How to re-phrase questions to make them appropriate to ask


Are your interview questions in-check with today’s employment laws? Download our new eBook today by clicking on the link below!

Illegal interview questions free guide download  

*Note: This eBook should by no means be considered legal advice. It is meant to help provide you and your company with some tips on how to avoid prohibited interview questions. To ensure your hiring process is fully legal, please seek the advice of an attorney.

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James Patrick Kahler

About the Author

James Patrick Kahler is Hireology’s Copywriter & Content Specialist. He is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and has over four years of professional experience writing for various industries. Outside of the office (and sometimes inside), he has a passion for comedy, advertising and his Cleveland sports teams…all of them.