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- How old are you?
- What year were you born?
- When did you graduate from high school?
- Before hiring, asking if you are over the minimum age for the hours or working conditions.
- After hiring, verifying same with a birth certificate or other ID, and asking date of birth on insurance forms.
- Are you a citizen of the United States?
- Are your parents or spouse citizens of the United States?
- On what dates did you, your parents or your spouse acquire U.S. citizenship?
- Are you, your parents or your spouse naturalized or native-born U.S. citizens?
- If you are not a U.S. citizen, do you have the legal right to remain permanently in the United States?
- What is your visa status (if no to the previous question)?
- Are you able to provide proof of employment eligibility upon hire?
- Have you ever been arrested?
- Have you ever spent a night in jail?
- Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
- Do you have any disabilities?
- What's your medical history?
- How does your condition affect your abilities?
- Can you perform the specific duties of the job?
- Questions concerning spouse, or spouse's employment, salary, arrangements, or dependents.
- What kind of child care arrangements have you made?
- How will your spouse feel about the amount of time you will be traveling if you get this job?
- Can you work overtime?
- Are you able to start at 7:30 a.m.?
- Whether an applicant can meet specified work schedules or has activities or commitments that may prevent him or her from meeting attendance requirements.
- Are you married, divorced, separated, engaged, widowed, etc.?
- Is this your maiden or married name?
- Do you live with your parents?
- Are you gay or straight?
- After hiring, marital status on tax and insurance forms.
- What type or condition is your military discharge?
- Can you supply your discharge papers?
- What is your experience in other than U.S. Armed Forces?
- Describe the relevant work experience that you acquired from the U.S. Armed Forces as it relates to this position.
- What is your nationality?
- Where were you born?
- Where are your parents from?
- What's your heritage?
- What is your native tongue?
- How did you acquire the ability to speak, read or write a foreign language?
- How did you acquire familiarity with a foreign country?
- What language is spoken in your home?
- Verifying legal United States residence or work visa status.
- What languages do you speak, read or write fluently?
- How many kids do you have?
- Do you plan to have children?
- How old are your children?
- Are you pregnant? When are you due?
- After hiring, asking for dependent information on tax and insurance forms.
Race or Ethnicity
- What race are you?
- Are you a member of a minority group?
Religion or Creed
- What is your religious affiliation?
- Which religious holidays do you plan to take off from work?
- Do you attend church regularly?
- Can you work on Saturdays and/or Sundays?
- Do you own or rent your home?
- Do you live in town?
- With whom do you live?
- Inquiries about the address to facilitate contact with the applicant.
- Will you be able to start work at 8 a.m.?
- Do you wish to be addressed as Mr., Mrs., Miss, or Ms.?
- What are your plans to have children in the future?
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