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Great Answers, Great Questions For Your Job Interview, 2nd Edition by Michael Betrus, Jay A. Block

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CHAPTER18

Legal Issues

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HOW DO YOU handle illegal questions asked during an interview? What are illegal questions, and why they are illegal? Laws have been passed to protect individuals seeking jobs from unfair discrimination. Understand your rights and options when you are presented with an interviewing situation that is unlawful. There are six categories of illegal questions based on specific laws that have been passed to protect individuals from discrimination. They are:

1. Race, color, and national origin (Civil Rights Act of 1964—expanded in 1968 and 1972)

    Illegal question: Being a black woman, how do you feel you will fit in and work ...

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