01 Mar 2019
There are some things you just can’t ask your candidates during a job interview and they are mainly in relation to ‘protected characteristics’.
As a gentle reminder, here are the protected characteristics you shouldn’t ask about:
We’ve seen some poor examples of where recruiters have asked about some of these, even though they were trying not to be too direct. But, they still ended up with complaints:
All of these left recruiters with a problem to deal with from those candidates who didn't get the job. Having said that, anyone who did get the job would still have a right to take issue.
So, be careful – and make sure your interviewers are trained!