Can an Interviewer Ask if You Have Children?

Dear Experts, Can an interviewer ask if you had children? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#387 Whether u have children or not has nothing 2 do with performing the job. This is not an acceptable interview question. (@DebraWheatman) Q#387 They can ask, but in most jurisdictions they cannot discriminate against you for this in their hiring decision. (@gradversity) Q#387 NO! Cannot legally ask about kids - considered discrimination. Yet, many don't realize this is illegal. (@jtodonnell) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

In this week's episode of Well This Happened, we discussed Rich's tough situation.

Rich left his job to take care of a sick family member. Now, 2 years later, Rich is trying to re-enter the work force. However, he's finding it difficult to explain that 2 year gap in his work history during interviews. We asked you how you would answer this question, did you guess correctly? Find out if you won here!

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