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.