Tom Sorensen | NPAworldwide

Stop being rude and silly 

when interviewing candidates




In most EU countries, and in countries like Canada and the UK, the so-called gender discrimination laws prohibit prospective employers from discriminating, based on an employee’s gender, race, family situation, health, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, age, political views, religion and beliefs.

Not hiring someone on any of these grounds is dodgy practice and the candidate may pursue legal action if they believe it’s the grounds for them not getting the job. However, it all depends on which jurisdiction (country) this happens. 

Examples of questions that in many countries cannot be used in a job interview: Are you married, do you want to have children, how old are you, are you disabled, are you religious?


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