John Glenn School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

4120C - PRE-EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Asking an applicant questions prohibited by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act during pre-employment interviews could open the door for a job candidate to take legal action against the District. The following guideline outlines the questions that are appropriate and those that should be avoided.

YOU CANNOT ASK:

 A.any question that would indicate race or color;

 B.any question that would indicate gender, unless job-related;

 C.applicant's religion or religious customs and holidays; recommendations from church officials;

 D.if applicant, spouse, or parents are native-born or naturalized; date of citizenship; or for other proof of citizenship before hiring;
(Proof of citizenship required on I-9 form)

 E.marital status before hiring, the number and age of children, who cares for them, and if applicant plans to have more;

 F.to see military service records, about military service with any country other than U.S.;

 G.nationality, racial, or religious affiliation of school attended;

 H.how foreign language ability was acquired;

 I.inquiries about arrests, (as contrasted with convictions), except pending charges (see below at F.);

 J.listing of all clubs to which the applicant belongs or has belonged;

 K.that a candidate provide a photograph before hiring or that one be taken during an interview;

 L.height and weight or physical/mental characteristics which do not relate directly to the job specifications (see AG 3211);

 M.whether applicant lives with a disabled individual (whether related or not);

 N.whether applicant plans to marry or plans to have a family;

 O.whether applicant has any military obligations.

YOU CAN ASK:

 A.for applicant's current and previous address; phone number;

 B.whether applicant is eighteen (18) years of age or older;

 C.whether the applicant is lawfully authorized to work in the United States;

 D.if applicant has served in the U.S. armed forces including branch of service and rank attained; job-related experience acquired in the military;

 E.academic, professional, or vocational school attended; language skills such as reading and writing, foreign languages, grades, degrees, majors, etc.;

 F.criminal convictions; any pending felony charges; any misdemeanor charge related to sexual conduct or assault or abuse of a child;

 G.personal and professional and other work references not relating to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or ancestry;

 H.professional and social organization membership, so long as affiliation does not identify and is not used to discriminate on the basis of gender, race, national origin, or ancestry;

 I.willingness to perform job functions;

 J.willingness to work required work schedule and under prescribed working conditions.

AFTER HIRING, YOU MAY OBTAIN:

 A.marital status and number/age of dependents for insurance and tax purposes;

 B.proof of age;

 C.status of citizenship (I-9 Form);

 D.race, if done pursuant to required or approved affirmative action plan and maintained separately from applicant file;

 E.a copy of military discharge certificate.