What questions can you legally ask on a job application?

What questions can you legally ask on a job application?

What questions can you legally ask on a job application?

Questions Asked on a Job Application

  • Name, address, telephone number, email.
  • Desired job.
  • Desired salary.
  • Previous positions, including titles, duties, employers, locations, and dates of employment.
  • Salary history (in locations where it is legal to ask)3
  • Names of previous supervisors.
  • Permission to contact your current employer.
  • Reasons for leaving prior jobs.

What are the 4 EEO principles?

There are four kinds of unfair and unlawful behavior that are important for equal employment opportunity:

  • Discrimination including both direct and indirect discrimination.
  • Sexual harassment.
  • Unlawful adverse action.
  • Victimisation.

Why do employers ask for your race?

Yes it is hurting you, but the reason they ask is for reporting purposes. The government requires that employers report the race/gender of the people who apply so they can identify if there is systematic discrimination (e.g. a range of people apply for 50 open jobs but they all go to white males).

Is it illegal to ask ethnicity on a job application?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from asking about ethnicity, race and national origin. Employers who require applicants to submit a picture will most likely face a racial discrimination lawsuit in the future.

What questions are illegal in an EEOC interview?

EEOC Guide To Illegal Interview Questions: What You Can’t Ask

  • Race. Example: What Is Your Race? or What Nationality Are You?
  • Height & Weight. Example: How Tall Are You? or How Much Do You Weigh?
  • Financial Information.
  • Religious Affiliation Or Beliefs.
  • Citizenship.
  • Marital Status or Number Of Children.
  • Disability and Medical Conditions.
  • NYC Only: Salary History.

Can you consider race in hiring?

Application & Hiring An employer may not base hiring decisions on stereotypes and assumptions about a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.