Today's Medical Developments: Employment Law Update After Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
The sky isn't falling, but keep that umbrella handy.
Are you married?
Are you planning on getting married?
How about plans for having children - do you intend to do that soon?
Will you need Saturdays off to go to synagogue?
When did you graduate high school?
I see you are wearing a headscarf - are you Muslim?
Can you tell me if you've ever been arrested?
Are you currently suffering from any chronic medical issues?
How many kids do you have?
How many days per year were you late or absent due to sickness in your last job?
These inquiries are just some of the old stand-bys on a growing list of questions that recruiting managers should not ask of the hopeful job applicant sitting on the other side of the desk. Asking these questions is not illegal - but basing a decision to hire on the answers is illegal under various employment laws. Since it is easier to make unbiased decisions when a hiring manager simply does not know the personal details about an applicant that might cause bias, it is considered a best practice for the recruiter to avoid asking personal questions at all.
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