Prohibited Interview Questions
Employers are prohibited from asking certain questions during the interview process in order to prevent illegal hiring discrimination. However, some employers may disregard these laws and ask prohibited questions anyway. Before going to an interview, review the difference between acceptable and unacceptable questions, and if asked something inappropriate, do not feel pressured to answer.
If you feel you have been discriminated against in an employment interview, you may be able to pursue legal action against the employer who used the illegal interview tactics. To speak with a qualified Austin interview discrimination attorney, contact the offices of The Melton Law Firm, at 512-330-0017.
It is important to remember that just because a question makes you feel uneasy does not mean that it is illegal. For example, there are certain questions regarding your skills and experience in previous employment that might be wholly appropriate. Prohibited interview questions may include any inquiries with which the employer may discriminate against you on the grounds of:
- Marital or family status
- National origin
Sometimes interviewers may ask prohibited interview questions out of ignorance of employment laws or in an attempt to be sociable or friendly, with no intention of discrimination. In these cases, it can be difficult to dodge the question gracefully, but keep in mind that you are, by law, protected from answering a question that could be used to discriminate against you.
If you have been discriminated against in a job interview, you may be able to take legal action against the employer. To discuss your case with a qualified Austin employment attorney, contact the offices of The Melton Law Firm, today at (512) 330-0017