Matthews & Stephens Associates Employer Resource Guide - Interview Checklist

Employer Resource Guide

Inappropriate/Illegal Questions

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against any individual on the basis of that individual's race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The Civil Rights Act also created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency given responsibility for enforcement of the Act.

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 prohibits discrimination "because of or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions shall be treated the same for all employment related purposes, including receipt of benefits under fringe benefit programs, as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work, and nothing...shall be interpreted to permit otherwise."

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of age against anyone over the age of 40. Some states and local governments also have laws that enforce age discrimination.

Sample questions that may be asked:

Sample questions that may not be asked:

Matthews & Stephens Associates, Inc.
1344 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone: 860.258.1995
Fax: 860.258.1998