Don't Jeopardize Your Business - the Do's and Don'ts of Interview Questions

Don’t Jeopardize Your Business! 

Business owners, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Solopreneurs, Executives, etc. They all work very hard to build and grow their businesses and companies. Yet, over the years, I have seen time and time again these very same people put themselves in jeopardy of being sued due to unlawful/illegal interview questions. 

In the quest to avoid making a bad hiring mistake, they ask illegal questions of the candidate and open themselves up to a discrimination lawsuit. 

While we all want as much information as possible on a candidate in order to determine if they are a good hire and good culture fit, there are certain questions that you are not allowed to ask. 

However, there are still ways to gather this information - by phrasing your questions another way - you avoid the potential of a lawsuit while still finding out the suitability of the person for your company. 

Following are the most commonly asked “Illegal Questions” and their alternative, “Legal” way to ask.

*Please remember to always consult the most recent Americans with Disabilities Act for any changes that may have made and updated.

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