Inappropriate Interview Questions Can Lead to Discrimination Lawsuits

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.

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

For more information on this topic, please contact Elaina Smiley at [email protected].

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