18 Staying Within the Law: Interview Questions to Avoid at All Costs!

NO BOOK ON INTERVIEWING questioning techniques would be complete without an acknowledgment that certain queries could land you in hot water legally. You could get into trouble for the illegal use of the non-job-related information that you obtained by asking a query in the pre-offer stage of the hiring process. If a candidate believes that she was discriminated against because of improper information that you uncovered during the interview, for example, then that individual could bring suit against you for failing to hire her. The cost of defending such claims could be significant in terms of your company’s monetary and time investments. The penalties for losing the suit typically ...

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