Tuesday, June 30, 2009

When Do Job Interviews Cross the Line?

The AARP Bulletin recently published a list of job questions that stray into possibly biased or illegal territory. Among the questions mentioned is one including maternal profiling (aka “Are you married? Who cares for your children?”) An additional question referenced by the AARP (and one that will become even more relevant as Pennsylvanians age) is "Who cares for your elderly parent?"

Pennsylvania is one of many states that does not protect people based on marital status, as Kiki Peppard learned 15 years ago. Make sure that you are prepared for the questions that may come up in your interviews, particularly those that have no right to be asked.

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