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The first choice for faster results. Legal Issues in Higher Education Hiring Process
The first choice for faster results. Title VII & Civil Rights Act of 1964 Prohibits discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth or related conditions) in any term, condition, or privilege of employment (Enforcement Agency: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).
The first choice for faster results. Hiring Process Posting – Degree Requirements – Supplemental Questions – Testing One-Step vs. Two-Step Search Committees Training
The first choice for faster results. Hiring Process Applicant Pools Interview Questions Ranking Notes Other – Felonies – Advice
The first choice for faster results. Examples of Illegal & Inappropriate Questions Are you a U.S. citizen? Where were you born? What is your birth date? How old are you? Do you have a disability? Are you married? What is your spouses name? What are the ages or do you have any children? Do you have child care arrangements? What is your race or ethnic origin? Which church do you attend? What is your religion? What are the dates of completing your degree; graduation? Do you rent or own? Refer to female applicants as girls or anyone as young.
The first choice for faster results. Examples of Legal & Appropriate Questions Show interviewee Job Description and ask Are you able to perform the job duties on the job description with or without reasonable accommodation? Please describe your experience as it relates to the job. Would anything prohibit you from making a long-term commitment to the position and the institution? What skills and ability do you possess as they relate to the job? Reasons for termination from previous employment. What are your career interests? Would you have any problem working overtime, if required? (for hourly positions) Do you have the ability to handle the job requirements? (Interviewer: list requirements)
The first choice for faster results. Subject AreaAcceptableUnacceptable NameFor access purposes, whether applicant work records are under another name To ask if a woman is a Miss, Mrs., or Ms. or to ask for maiden name CitizenshipIf hired, can you show proof of authorization to work in the U.S.?- If asked of all candidates. a)If native- born or naturalized b)Proof of citizenship Criminal RecordApplication asks if applicant was ever convicted of a felony charge Arrest record ReferencesGeneral and work references not related to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or ancestry References specifically from clergy or any other person who might reflect race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or ancestry OrganizationsOrganization membership- professional, social, etc, so long as affiliation is not used to discriminate Listing of all clubs applicant belongs to or has belonged to. Work ScheduleWillingness to work required work schedule Willingness to work any particular religious holidays. Whether applicant has any military reservist obligations.