CV Drop Timesheets
9th October 2019

Can interviewers ask personal questions?

Employers / firms have asked candidates inappropriate and potentially illegal questions during an interview, according to research from Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS)

The researchers have found that 85% of interviewers have admitted to asking such questions in job interview.

This includes questions such as:

  • How old are you? 55%
  • Are you planning to start a family? 40%
  • Are you fit and healthy? 53%

This is a breach of the law and requires potential employers to treat any candidate fairly.