When I apply for a job, what can an employer ask me?

1. Plan how you will answer questions

Some employers ask questions on application forms or in interviews that go against human rights laws. It is a good idea to think about how you might answer these questions.

To help you get ready for an interview, see How do I respond to inappropriate questions in a job interview?

If an employer asks you a question that they should not ask, you can:

  • answer it
  • tell the employer that the law says they can't ask you that
  • refuse to answer

If you refuse to answer, you might not get the job.

And if an employer asks you questions they should not ask and you don't get the job, you might be able to make a human rights claim based on discrimination.

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