Taking legal action against improper interview questions — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Question: I'm an unemployed HR Manager and I recently interviewed for an Office
Manager position at a 45-person law firm. Believe it or not, the
Managing Partner asked me if I was married and had children. I really
think he didn’t know better because they don’t have any HR people
working at the firm.
I shouldn't respond to the question, but yet needing the job and not
wanting to blow my chances of being hired, I answered the questions.
How should I have handled it?
thinking that if I get the job, then I should point out the illegality
of what he asked and inform him what he legally can and cannot ask. It
also crossed my mind that he knew exactly what he was doing and wanted
to see if I would answer the question. -- Susan