Legal Interview Questions
State each question in column below as Legal Question / Illegal Question
1 Are you a US Citizen?
2 Where were you/your parents born?
3 Are you authorized to work in the US?
4 What is your "native tongue"?
5 What languages do you read/speak/write fluently?
6 Are you over the age of 18?
7 How old are you?
8 When did you graduate?
9 What is your birth date?
10 Would you be willing to relocate?
11 What is your marital status?
12 Would you be able and willing to travel for the job?
13 Would you be able and willing to work overtime?
14 With whom do you live?
15 Do you plan to have a family?
16 How many kids do you have?
17 What are your child care arrangements?
18 Are you able to lift a 50 pound weight and carry it 100 yards as part of the job?
19 What clubs or social organizations do you belong to?
20 How tall are you?
21 How much do you weigh?
22 Are you able to perform the described functions of the job?
23 Do you have any disabilities?
24 Can you demonstrate how you would perform this task?
25 Have you had any recent or past illnesses or operations?
26 What was the date of your last physical exam?
27 Have you ever been convicted of robbery?
28 Have you ever been arrested?
29 If you were in the military, were you honorably discharged?
There are certain questions and topics that are illegal but most of the time it is the way they are asked. For example, the first question here is illegal but if it was asked "Are you authorized to work in the U.S." it is legal. The same with age, you can't ask age, but you can ask if the person is over 18.
1 Are you a US Citizen? - Illegal
2 Where were you/your parents born? - Illegal
3 Are you authorized to work in the US? - Legal
4 What is your "native tongue"? - Illegal
5 What languages do you read/speak/write fluently? Legal ...