What questions may not be asked during the job application process?

Minneapolis employment law attorney Marnie DeWall discusses that questions revealing protected class information are not good questions to ask in the application process.

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Generally, the employer is going to want to stay away from questions that may reveal an applicant’s protected class. For example, if the employer were to ask about the date of high school graduation that may reversal the applicant’s age and that may be later used down the road by the applicant if not hired to bring a failure to hire claim based on age protection. So the employer wants to stay away from any type of question that will be revealing a protected class like age or marital status or familial status or religious status. Any of those types of questions that might elicit that information should be stayed away from during the process of hiring an employee.