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Can an Interviewer Ask if You Have Children?


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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)

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