How To Respond To Illegal Interview Questions | Delray Beach Jobs Hiring

If you’ve recently landed one of the Delray Beach jobs that are hiring, or are going in for an interview in South Florida, it’s always a good idea to be over prepared to land the job. Unfortunately, you may experience some uncomfortable questions during your interview, and it’s best to know how to handle these situations. Any questions that bring up your age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or religion are off-limits. An employer might ask you one of these (illegal) questions: 

-How old are you? Are you a baby boomer? 

-When did you graduate from high school? How long have you been working?

-Are you married? Is that a heterosexual or homosexual relationship? What does your husband/wife do for a living?

-Is English your native (first) language?

-Are you pregnant? Do you have any children? Do you plan to have children soon?

-What religious holidays do you practice? 

-What is your ethnicity? 

-What country are you from?

-Have you experienced any serious illnesses in the past year?

-Do you have any outstanding debt? 

-Do you socially drink? How’s your health?

Always remember that these questions are illegal for an interviewer to ask you and under no circumstance do you need to answer. We always suggest that it is best to refuse to answer the question. However, if you are comfortable with the interviewer, maybe you know this person or have met them before, and you believe their intentions are honorable, it’s OK to answer. We suggest practicing your answers to some of these questions before your interview in case they do come up. Remember, don’t be afraid to refuse to answer these questions when in an interview for a Delray Beach job that is hiring.