Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
questions like those are DEFINATLY illegal in the U.S.A. period.
Originally posted by Tim Holloway:
In Malaysia, some positions advertised required you to send a photo. That would trip all source of alarms in the US since you can use it to discriminate on age, race and gender.
Different countries, different laws.
Originally posted by Sania Marsh:
I have been asked these questions in USA:
Do you have kids? - which I don't always mind.. Sometimes questions like these are introduction to tell that job requires lot of travel, and interviewer is just trying to warn of any impact.
If it is obvious that they are asking that because they want you to work overtime - look for another place.
I was often asked if I can invest long hours into projects, same 8:30 am - 8 pm or sometimes 9 am - 11 pm. If they are asking to work like that all the time, even if they pay overtime, the interview is over right then (not that I walk away, but I'm not taking job). Any wise manager would know that with such schedule people wear off within 2-3 months, noone would expect you to work like that for long time, so either they are not willing to keep you around, or there is something else fishy, or maybe the manager is just plain dumb.
Another thing, and that was pure discrimination that I was told, that as a woman I must be good with web GUI design, so they will take male candidates directly as developers and I would work on front-end for the startups.
And that is considering that I had 3 years development experience and masters in CS.
I was also once asked if I married my husband to get a Green Card.
How do you like that sort of questions?
I never get mad at such things, I just keep looking. Discrimination does exist in US and much more of it in other countries, I just step over it. It would take too much of my health to worry about it.
Originally posted by Sonny Gill:
Infact in Malaysia, the job ad's can be really blatant, saying only Malays are allowed to apply
Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:
I've never known it to be illegal to ask for the year of a college degree. Would those who make such a claim please reference the particular law? (e.g. a link to a Dept. of Labor page on it, or to a specific law we can look up)
Originally posted by peter wooster:
According to this USA Today article its not legal in the US to ask for the year of graduation.
Originally posted by Arjunkumar Shastry:
I think asking nationality for any job is legal in any country.Immigrants can run to their home country anytime if they create any problem .Then it will be difficult to take any action against them unless foreign ministiry of his/her country support fully.That might be reason they are asking only Malays can apply.
Originally posted by Sonny Gill:
Just curious Tim..Have you lived/worked in Malaysia?
Jeroen Wenting wrote:I'm not in India but I'm a MAN and I get such questions...
Joshua Mccartney wrote:They asking hard question so that you fail the interview.
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