- Inquiries about the name that would indicate applicant’s lineage, ancestry, national origin or descent.
- Inquiry into previous name of applicant, whether it has been changed by court order or otherwise.
- Indicate: Miss, Mrs., or Ms.
- Any inquiry indicating whether an applicant is married, single, divorced, engaged, etc.
- Number and age of children.
- Information on child-care arrangements
- Any questions concerning pregnancy.
- Any questions that directly or indirectly result in limitation of job opportunity in any way.
- How old are you?
- When is your birthday?
- What year did you graduate from high school?
- Requirements that applicants produce proof of age in the form of a birth certificate or baptismal record.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 forbids discrimination against persons over the age of 40.
- The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) forbids employers from asking job applicants general questions about whether they are "handicapped/disabled" or asking them about the nature and severity of their "handicap/disability".
- An interviewer may not ask questions about a disability.
Where an applicant has a visible disability or volunteered information about a disability, the interviewer may not ask questions about:
- The nature of the disability;
- The severity of the disability;
- The condition causing the disability;
- Any prognosis or expectation regarding the condition or disability;
- Whether the individual will need treatment or special leave because of the disability; or.
- Whether the applicant needs accommodations.
- An interviewer may not ask questions about the results of an individual's or family member's genetic tests.
- An employer must be prepared to prove that any physical and mental requirements for a job are due to “business necessity” and the safe performance of the job.
- Except in cases where undue hardship can be proven, employers must make “reasonable accommodations” for the physical and mental limitations of an employee or applicant.