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hiring manager asked illegal questions

Discussion in 'Dealing with Your Manager' started by Anonymous, Oct 30, 2010 at 9:49 PM.

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  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Anyone know what to do if a manager asked questions in a job interview about personl stuff like relationship status, etc. I know they are not allowed to ask things like that according to HR depts... but if i don't get a job with the company... what can I do?
     

  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Well you would have to prove it. Unless you taped your interview good luck proving anything.
     
  3. Tootired

    Tootired Guest

    I'd still report them to something like the EEOC. Sometimes a phone is all they need to stop.
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Start with assuming the best about people. It might surprise you that most hiring managers have no interview or HR training! Some are just, in their minds, trying to have a conversation with you and have no idea their questions are illegal. For example, they might want to have someone work in the local geography a year or two but then move to corporate, so want to know you ability to move. Or, maybe the job requires lots of overnight travel and they want to make sure that this works with your life needs. There are right and very wrong ways to ask for that information. It is easy, especially if you hate canned questions, to go the wrong direction.

    So, whether or not you get the job, give the manager a courtesy call. Preface your discussion with the saying you weren't put off and aren't planning any action (avoids a defensive reaction) but wanted to share that question ---blah, blah, blah --- might not be acceptable with today's HR rules, that it could be taken wrong. End by saying how much you enjoyed meeting with them and appreciate the opportunity. Even if they knowingly broke the rules (and you'll know based on their reaction), this approach let's you deliver your message without lowering to that level, and even better, if they don't know and made an egregious mistake, you have a hiring manager that will remember you for the next opportunity.
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Just trying to figure out if you were a homo or something.
     
  6. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    No, we are not surprised that hiring managers are clueless in, interviewing, and most have no integrity about who they hire.