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Top 20 Illegal Interview Questions

Question 1 of 24
I see you are engaged or married, do you plan on having children soon?
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Question 2 of 24
When do you think you'll get married?
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How to Answer
The interviewer should never ask this question but you can choose to play along or you can opt out of the answer tactfully. Asking a question in return is a very smart way to show the interviewer that the question is entirely inappropriate without having to say so in a point-blank manner.

Here are 2 options:

"My mother keeps saying that I'll never get married if I keep working so much! When do you think you will get married?"

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"Oh wow, I have never been asked that question in an interview. How is this relevant to the position?"

Please note: If you are asked this question, you are within your rights to leave the interview and make an official complaint to the company's HR department or to your local labor standards board. Do not worry about blowing the interview. You do not want to work for such an irresponsible organization.
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"My mother keeps saying that I'll never get married if I keep working so much! When do you think you will get married?"
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Question 3 of 24
Since you are in your early twenties, do you think you'll be able to handle this job?
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How to Answer
The interviewer should never ask this question but you can choose to play along or you can opt out of the answer tactfully. Asking a question in return is a very smart way to show the interviewer that the question is entirely inappropriate without having to say so in a point-blank manner.

Here are 2 options:

"My age has never interfered with my ability to deliver a job well done. Do you feel that you do your job well, despite your age?"

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"Oh wow, I have never been asked that question in an interview. How is this relevant to the position?"

Please note: If you are asked this question, you are within your rights to leave the interview and make an official complaint to the company's HR department or to your local labor standards board. Do not worry about blowing the interview. You do not want to work for such an irresponsible organization.
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"My age has never interfered with my ability to deliver a job well done. Do you feel that you do your job well, despite your age?"
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Question 4 of 24
Are you a Christian?
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How to Answer
The interviewer should never ask this question but you can choose to play along or you can opt out of the answer tactfully. Asking a question in return is a very smart way to show the interviewer that the question is entirely inappropriate without having to say so in a point-blank manner.

Here are 2 options:

"From a young age I was taught manners from my parents. That includes never talking about religion and politics. Do you have any other faux pas you would like to get out of the way?"

OR

"Oh wow, I have never been asked that question in an interview. How is this relevant to the position?"

Please note: If you are asked this question, you are within your rights to leave the interview and make an official complaint to the company's HR department or to your local labor standards board. Do not worry about blowing the interview. You do not want to work for such an irresponsible organization.
Answer Example
"From a young age I was taught manners from my parents. That includes never talking about religion and politics. Do you have any other faux pas you would like to get out of the way?"
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Question 5 of 24
What race do you consider yourself?
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How to Answer
The interviewer should never ask this question but you can choose to play along or you can opt out of the answer tactfully. Asking a question in return is a very smart way to show the interviewer that the question is entirely inappropriate without having to say so in a point-blank manner.

Here are 2 options:

"I have never classified myself as a particular race nor have I found it to be important when applying for a job. What race do you consider yourself?"

OR

"Oh wow, I have never been asked that question in an interview. How is this relevant to the position?"

Please note: If you are asked this question, you are within your rights to leave the interview and make an official complaint to the company's HR department or to your local labor standards board. Do not worry about blowing the interview. You do not want to work for such an irresponsible organization.
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"I have never classified myself as a particular race nor have I found it to be important when applying for a job. What race do you consider yourself?"
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Question 6 of 24
What is your nationality?
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Question 7 of 24
Are you heterosexual?
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Question 8 of 24
What religion are you?
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Question 9 of 24
Do you have any disabilities?
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Question 10 of 24
What is the date of your last your last medical exam?
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Question 11 of 24
Have you had any recent illnesses?
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Question 12 of 24
What type of discharge did you receive from the military?
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Question 13 of 24
Have you ever been arrested?
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Question 14 of 24
What is your birthday?
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Question 15 of 24
What is your native language?
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Question 16 of 24
Are you a social drinker?
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Question 17 of 24
Do you observe any religious holidays?
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Question 18 of 24
How is your health?
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Question 19 of 24
What year did you graduate?
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Question 20 of 24
Are you married?
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Question 21 of 24
Do you plan on having children?
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Question 22 of 24
Where were you born?
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Question 23 of 24
What is your age?
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Question 24 of 24
What is your height and weight?
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