5 Questions Employers Should Never Ask In Job Interviews

By Aaron Vehling (February 10, 2016, 6:18 PM EST) -- Asking job applicants obviously suspect interview questions, such as how old they are or which church they go to, are not the only ways employers can expose themselves to legal liability during the hiring process.

An interviewer might avoid explicit questions that would generally run afoul of federal and state laws that protect people from racism, sexism, ageism and disability bias, but when the conversation gets less formal, some questions may arise that are just as dangerous, according to Dan Ho, a partner at Thomas Employment Law Advocates APC.

"People might just be trying to establish rapport," but in doing so,...

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