A woman seeking a position at a crime-scene cleanup company was asked during her interview if she had a jealous husband, and if she could work with all men. The woman was not hired and the company instead hired a man for the job.
The result: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a gender discrimination lawsuit on her behalf.
The lesson: Stick to job-related questions. (EEOC v. Crime Scene Cleaners, Inc.)
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- Asian-American workers: Beware bias, immigration scrutiny
- Hiring foreign professionals and techs? H1-B visa deadline is April 1
- Insist on specifics when facing EEOC charges
- Could we have refused to hire waitress who now refuses to sing 'Happy Birthday'?