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Employment Law Newsletter: Getting Into Hot Water: Costly But All Too Common Interview Mistakes

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Monday, December 15, 2014

The interview process is full of legal traps for the unwary employer. Equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination laws prohibit discrimination in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including during the hiring process. As a result, employers must be careful to limit pre-employment inquiries to those focused on whether a particular applicant is qualified for the job.

In this issue of The Resource: A Legal Newsletter for Employers and Human Resource ProfessionalsJenna C. Borders of the Wyrick Robbins Employment Law Group provides a few interviewing scenarios and examples of ill-advised questions that interviewers might be tempted to ask, as well as some alternate permissible questions that can provide the needed job-related information.