Hootsworth’s Questions & Answers

Can someone ask a candidate in an interview how he feels about working for women?

Answer:

Thanks for your question and that's not how you would phrase it.

If there's a concern on that issue -- you would ask questions such as:

Describe your ideal manager. What's that person like? Are there some managers that you find more challenging to work with? If so, please describe why they're more challenging.

Use questions to flesh out any hidden biases rather than directly asking if the person is biased.

Hope that makes sense.

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Phyllis Cheng
Employment Law Expert
April 5 2018
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