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Do You Know Your Rights?

The U.S. Government created strict guidelines for employers to follow when interview potential candidates. These boundaries were created for your safety and privacy. When being questioned for a position it is important to know what you are not required to answer to avoid bias in the workplace. Employers are not allowed to ask question pertaining to race, nationality, religious beliefs, age if over 40, sex, including pregnancy, marital status, domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, physical disability, AIDS/HIV status or mental disability. In New Jersey the law is called New Jersey Law against Discrimination and federal anti-discrimination laws. This law prevents employer discrimination based on personal information. These are examples of questions they are not allowed to ask you during an interview.

  • In what country were you born?

  • What languages do you speak at home?

  • Are you physically disabled?

  • Are you married?

  • Do you have a domestic partner?

  • Do you have children?

  • Do you plan to become pregnant?

  • What religious holidays do you observe?

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OIC Encourages Me

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” Henry Ford

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” —Stephen Hawking

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?”

—Ayn Rand

“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” —Charles Kingsleigh, Alice in Wonderland (2010)

“If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.”

— Ernest Hemingway

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