DOJ Scandal Exposes Illegal Job Interview Questions

Law360 (July 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The release Monday of a U.S. Department of Justice report revealing that officials broke the law when they probed prospective prosecutors on their political affiliations serves as a reminder to employers that some questions are strictly out of bounds in job interviews.

The 140-page report – the result of an investigation by the Office of Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility - revealed advisers to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales screened out left-leaning government attorney applicants by inquiring into their views on abortion, gay marriage and President Bush.

According to the accompanying lawsuit filed by a DOJ honors program candidate...

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