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.
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.
- 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.