Could A Simple Interview Question Lead to a New York or New Jersey Employment Lawsuit?

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Could A Simple Interview Question Lead to a New York or New Jersey Employment Lawsuit?

by Christina M. Michelson on August 22, 2012

When hiring a new employee for your New York or New Jersey business, the interview process plays a key role. It allows the employer to meet face to face with each candidate and determine if they would be a good fit for the organization.

While the interview is often an employer’s best opportunity to learn about a job applicant’s abilities, there are certain questions that could lead to legal trouble. In fact, a large percentage of discrimination complaints arise from the interviewing process.

The rule of thumb to remember (and make sure all hiring managers understand) is that all inquiries should be job-related. In other words, you should have a business necessity for asking every interview question and be able to provide business justification for each question.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Christina Michelson, Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC | Attorney Advertising

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