Monday, April 15, 2013

Inappropriate Interview Questions Can Lead to Discrimination Lawsuits

Elaina Smiley, Esquire
Rejected job applicants often want to know the reason why they don’t get a position for which they interviewed.  If an interviewer asked inappropriate questions during the interview, it may lead an applicant to believe that illegal discrimination played a part in the interviewer’s decision not to hire him or her.

Certain subjects can be a minefield for discrimination lawsuits, so interviewers must be trained to walk a fine line when discussing these subjects and only ask questions as they pertain directly to the job.

Please click here to read Elaina's full article and to learn some of the most problematic questions for employers.

This article originally appeared in the February 2013 issue of Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News.

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