This is a harmless question that helps us get to know the other person in a new relationship. Nevertheless, you may get into trouble if you ask these questions during an interview.
Taking steps to avoid getting into trouble with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is essential for business owners.
This government agency is responsible for enforcing federal laws concerning discrimination, disability, and genetic information. An investigator investigates allegations against employers, makes conclusions, and, if necessary, settles cases. If necessary, investigations are conducted against employers, conclusions are reached, and cases are settled. Furthermore, the EEOC can bring lawsuits against employers it believes have broken the law.
Common illegal employment practices:
Employers and applicants are prohibited from discriminating against each other based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. Retaliation by an employer is prohibited if an employee files a complaint, participates in an investigation, or files a lawsuit.
The responsibility of employers is to prevent discrimination throughout the fair and progressive employment practices, including training, discipline, employment references, pay, and benefits.
Irrelevant Hiring practices
An in-depth interview can provide valuable insight into a potential employee. Some questions are irrelevant to determining if a candidate is suitable for a position in most cases. Applicants should not be asked about their marital status or what religion is.
Poor Accommodation and mishandling disability
Employers are legally obligated to accommodate employees with disabilities unless it is prohibitively expensive or difficult. A wheelchair-using employee may be required to have access to a ramp provided by the employer.