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13 Questions to Avoid During a Job Interview

Protect yourself from legal problems by steering clear of these sensitive issues.
October 16, 2002
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/56398

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines, as well as federal and state laws, prohibit asking certain questions of a job applicant, either on the application form or during the interview. What questions should you sidestep? Basically, you can't ask about anything not directly related to the job, including:

Other questions you should avoid include:

In doubt whether a question (or comment) is offensive or not? Play it safe and zip your lip. In today's lawsuit-happy environment, an offhand comment can cost you plenty.

Excerpted from Start Your Own Business.