Illegal Interview Questions.

When it comes to a job interview, turns out there are just some questions you can't be asked. Legally, that is. The following are illegal interview questions:

"Is it Mrs., Miss, or Ms.?"
"Do you have children?"
"Could you have your church officials send over a recommendation?"

Link - via mentalfloss

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How about other questions and phrases...

"What would you do for a Klondike bar?"
"Go ahead, nobody is looking"
"Does this shirt really make me look like John Holmes?"
"Who is easier, you or your sister?"
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Wow. I remember one job application I filed out when I was a teenager in the early 80's. One proponent question was "Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the American Communist Party?"

I answered "no" since it was true. But I could no figure out for the life of me what would happen to my app if I checked "yes". Even at the time, the question struck me as blatantly illegal. I got the job.
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Apparently the security company I worked at several years ago never read the rules. About a quarter of the questions the interviewer asked me were on that very list!

(Maybe that's why the company no longer exists. Good riddance to it, too!)

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I'm from Canada. I was told on the phone by the head of the HR Department at an English School in Korea that, though I am one of the most qualified applicants they had every received, I could not be hired because I was Muslim.
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I am American but live in Ireland now because my wife is Irish.

I applied for a job in the north of Ireland (the UK part) and the very last question on the job application was:

"Are you protestant, catholic or other"

I was so shocked at the whole idea of asking that since I am American and you could never ask that in America that I left it blank. I finally ended up checking "other" since I didn't feel comfortable with either of of the other choices.

I ended up getting the job.
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