Employment Process Manual, Guide to Pre-Employment Inquiries; Federal Guidelines
|Statement that hire is subject to verification that candidate meets minimum legal age requirement (if applicable).||Age||Age, birth date, graduation date, questions which tend to identify applicants over 40.|
|"Can you provide verification of your legal right to work in the United States?"|
Statement that such proof will be required after offer of employment.
|Birthplace, Citizenship||Birthplace of candidate, candidate's parents, spouse, or other relatives."Are you a U.S. citizen?" or citizenship of candidate's parents, spouse, or other relatives.|
|Languages candidate reads, speaks, or writes, other than English (if relevant to the position).||National Origin||Questions as to nationality, lineage, ancestry, national origin, descent or parentage of candidate, candidate's parents or spouse."What is your native language?"|
How candidate acquired ability to read, write or speak a foreign language.
|None.||Gender||Questions which indicate candidate's gender (or sexual orientation in some states and municipalities).|
|Statement of Firm policy regarding work assignments of employees who are related (if applicable).||Marital or Family Status||Questions which indicate candidate's marital status.|
Number and/or ages of children or dependents.
Provisions for childcare.
Questions regarding pregnancy or childbearing.
|None.||Race/Color||Questions as to candidate's race.|
Questions regarding candidate's complexion or color of skin, eyes, hair.
|Statement by employer that offer may be made contingent on candidate passing a job-related physical examination.|
Statement by employer of regular workdays, normal hours or shift to be worked.
"Can you fulfill the schedule requirements?"
|Questions regarding candidate's general medical condition, state of health or illness.|
"Do you have any physical disability or challenges?"
Questions regarding candidate's religion.
Religious days observed or "Does your religion prevent you from working weekends or holidays?"
|"Have you ever been convicted of a felony or (within a specified time period) a misdemeanor which resulted in imprisonment?" (Such a question must be accompanied by a statement that a conviction will not necessarily disqualify the candidate from the specific position for which he or she has applied.)||Arrest/Criminal Record||Arrest record or "Have you ever been arrested?"|
|Questions regarding relevant skills acquired during candidate's U.S. military service.||Military Service||General questions regarding military service, such as dates and types of discharge.|
"Have you served in the U.S. Armed Forces?"
|None.||Economic Status||Questions regarding candidate's current or past assets, liabilities or credit rating, including bankruptcy or garnishments.|
|Job-related organizations to which you belong.|
Please list professional organizations or community achievements that influenced your professional development.
|Organizations, Social Interests||"List all organizations, clubs, societies, and lodges to which you belong."|
|"Who referred you for a position with our Firm?"|
Names of persons willing to provide professional and/or character references for candidate.
|References||Questions of candidate's former employers or acquaintances which elicit information specifying the applicant's race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, age, gender, or sexual orientation.|