|Categories:||Employers May Ask:||Employers May NOT Ask:|
|Age||Are you under the age of 18?||When were you born?
How old are you?
|No questions||What is your language,
ancestry, or national origin?
|Birthplace||No questions||Where were you born?
Where were your parents born?
|Citizenship||Are you a citizen?
Do you intend to become a citizen?
|Are your parents/spouse citizens?
When did you become citizens?
|Criminal record||Have you been convicted of a crime?||Have you ever been arrested?|
|Dependents||No questions||Do you have children?
Do you have childcare?
|Disability||No questions||Do you have a handicap?
Have you collected disability/
|Marital Status||No questions||What is your marital status?|
|Military||Are you a US veteran?
What is your military history?
|Are you collecting a service-
connected disability pension?
|Race||No questions||What is your race? Color?
Photos cannot be required to
|Relatives||No questions||Where does your mother, father or
any other relative work or conduct
|Religion||No questions||What religious holidays do you
|Sex||No questions||What is your sex?|
|Sexual Preference||No questions||Are you a homosexual?|
If you feel you have been discriminated against--contact your local office of Human Rights.
Some employers may ask you questions they should not -- questions that may be discriminatory. While you should not answer them, be prepared to deal with the underlying issues (for example a question about age may be the interviewer wondering if you can handle the job or a question about childcare may be the employer wondering about whether you will miss a lot of work...you can reassure the employer about these things without directly answering the questions).
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