Are there any interview questions I don’t have to answer?

The typical job interview is challenging enough without having to respond to intrusive and irrelevant questions or requests, but some recruiters may still try to pry into areas of a candidate’s life that really don’t concern them.

UK employment law aims to achieve equality in the workplace – including any part of the recruitment process – by protecting workers against discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, disability, membership of a trade union, pregnancy or maternity, and gender reassignment.

Any questions around these issues are likely to be off-limits. You can find examples of interview questions you don’t have to answer over on the workSMART blog.