What Can Your Employer Ask You In A Job Interview? | NJ Employee Rights

By Thomas McKinney

What can a NJ employer ask you in a job interview? Typically the questions must be relate to your skills to perform the job and your background. A NJ employer can ask you questions regarding whether you would require a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the essential job functions. However, you employer cannot ask you questions regarding you religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age or about other protected characteristics that could demonstrate a discriminatory bias.

An employer can ask you if you have been convicted of a crime. Typically, the employer cannot ask you if you were arrested, but only if you were convicted. Certain jobs have exceptions to this rule that involve public safety positions.

If you have any additional questions regarding your NJ Employee Rights or about questions you were asked on a job interview, please contact our NJ Employment Lawyers.

About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.