When filling out a job application .Is it legal for companies to ask sometimes over 100 personal questions? Some companies say a computer will determine employment based on these questions .not on your experience .
3 Answers from Attorneys
Potential employers have a great deal of latitude when it comes questions to determine if someone is a good fit for the company. The number of questions is irrelevant so long as the questions are legal to ask.
It is legal, for example, to ask someone if they are a U.S. citizen or if they have the legal right to live or work in the U.S. It is NOT legal to ask question like what country they are from or if they were born in the U.S. or naturalized citizen.
If you have concerns about specific questions, I recommend posting a new question about those areas of concern.
Legal? Of course. Smart companies do psychological profiling tests along with background checks, and some do polygraph exams as well, but those require your consent. If you want the job, you consent.
It really depends on what the specific questions are. There are certain questions they are not allowed to ask, under state law.
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