What are my legal rights during a job application?
There are multiple state and federal anti-discrimination laws that protect you during the job hiring process. Do you know it’s illegal for any employer to do the following?
As a business owner, hiring manager, or prospective employee, it’s important to know these types of questions asked during an interview or on an application are not permitted:
No Drug Tests Against Applicant’s Will
Did you know it’s illegal for employers to force job applicants to take a drug test? This means an employer cannot force an applicant to take a drug test against the applicant’s will. However, an employer offering a job that is contingent on passing a drug test is indeed lawful, and the applicant can choose to submit to the test or not.
For more information visit www.eeoc.gov/laws/practices.