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Discuss specific reasons why the following questions should be avoided while interviewing applicants for a job;

Do you have children or plan to have children in the near future?

What was your maiden name or what language do you most frequently speak?

Also please answer:

Generally, what questions are "illegal" and should not be asked?".

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** Discuss specific reasons why the following questions should be avoided while interviewing applicants for a job:

NOTE: All of these questions may or may not be asked depending on employer location and the nature or type of job. As a point of fact, in other countries [not sure where you are located] may not have so-called illegal questions whatsoever. A Human Resources site says, "Avoid questions or comments about an applicant's race, national origin, age, religion, military status, gender, marital status, physical attributes, or sexual orientation."
> http://topics.hrhero.com/interviewing-job-applicants/

** Do you have children or plan to have children in the near future?
Questions about kids, family plans, number of kids, or child-care arrangements is linked to one's potential sex, marital status, and more. Ann E. Zaslow-Rethaber of International Search Consultants (ISC) says, "An interview question such as asking a person's age may seem obvious to avoid but Zaslow-Rethaber points out that there are many other personal questions that can get an employer into legal trouble according to the Civil Rights Violations Act of 1964 or the Disability Act of 1961."

Immediate Family Information - Interviewers need to tread carefully when asking questions of a personal nature. Some interviewers might feel it makes applicants more relaxed to talk about something personal - such as how many children they have, if they are married or not or the occupation of their spouse, but all are unacceptable questions to ask. It is also may be ...

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Solution discusses specific reasons WHY certain questions should be avoided while interviewing applicants for a job, and includes the following queries:

* Do you have children or plan to have children in the near future?

* What was your maiden name or what language do you most frequently speak?

* Generally, what questions are "illegal" and should not be asked?".

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