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Article:

Can they ask that? Illegal interview topics.

Topic: Age

36.3% of readers had been asked about this
41.7%
felt discriminated against on this topic

Topic is:  Illegal (in some cases)

Details: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 prohibits discrimination against potential employees over the age of 40.

The Age Discrimination Act of 1975  prevents agencies receiving federal funding from discriminating against potential employees on the basis of age - for all age groups.

It is also important to note that minors have certain restrictions on the types of work, work times and number of hours per week they are allowed to work.  This may cause them to be excluded from certain types of employment.