Interviews are like a backbone for your career. Interviews usually include questions like work experience, education, abilities, and skills. In some interviews, you are being asked how you would work in a difficult scenario. In some countries, unfortunately some employers ask those questions that have no link with the job. Some examples in this regard are religion, marital status, and race. These are regarded as illegal questions. Below are the details for some commonly asked illegal questions.
Tell about your race and national origin
It is commonly unlawful for the employer to question about your race or the national origin. The interior department of the U.S. states it as an illegal question. Since, this type of questions has nothing to do with your skills, so the employer could use it to discriminate you. The commission of equal employment authority says that since the employer is not allowed to ask such question, they still need it for reporting the federal government.
What is your marital status?
It is not allowed by the law that employer asks you about the marital status. They are even not allowed to inquire about your family, like you have children or not. This is because your family has nothing to do in any task given to you during a job.
What religion do you follow?
It is against the rules for the employer to ask about your religion. Questions in this regard could be like which church you go, what holidays as a religion are given to you, and, etc. However, they are allowed to ask about your work schedule that has nothing to do with your religion.
There are so many questions that are asked by the employers who are illegal. As an interviewee, it is your responsibility to understand these questions and reply accordingly. There will be positives and negatives about answering these questions. The best way of dealing these questions is to relate these questions with your job and then think of answering them. You should handle these situations carefully.