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What Employers Can & Cannot Ask During an Interview
Understand the questions that are prohibited or risky from a legal perspective during a job interview

Employee privacy rights, an applicant’s criminal background, pay equity, and anti-discrimination laws are all topics that implicate legal principles an employer and an applicant must consider during the hiring process. What can the employer ask? What can the employer not ask? How should the employee answer? Join us online for a discussion of best practices for minimizing legal risk and safeguarding legal rights during an interview; what questions can, cannot, or should not be asked at the interview stage; what employees should do if asked such questions; and how questions and answers can be tailored to make the interview process effective, successful, and legal.
  • Best Practices for Approaching the Interview Process
  • The Legal Issues Implicated by Questions Asked in Job Interviews
  • What Questions Cannot Be Asked?
  • What Questions Should or Should Not Be Asked?
  • What Should You Do If You Are Asked These Questions?
  • What Should You Do If Applicants Volunteer Information That an Employer Does Not Need (or Want) to Know?
Faculty image   ALEXANDRA L. PICHETTE is a litigator at Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP in Boston who represents employers in labor and employment matters in state and federal court and before administrative agencies, including the EEOC, the NLRB, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Labor, and California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing and Office of the Labor Commissioner. She defends her client’s management teams from allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour violations, breach of contract, wrongful termination and other employment-related torts. Clients also look to Alex for her daily counsel, and she regularly guides employers in the preparation of employee handbooks and policies, personnel decisions, and compliance with state and federal statutes.
Faculty image   JAMES S. WELIKY, a partner at Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, PC in Newton, concentrates his practice in plaintiff’s employment law. For over twenty years, Mr. Weliky has successfully represented employees in cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and a variety of other employment claims in federal and state court and before numerous administrative agencies, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has also been an active member of a number of bar associations, including the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations and the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association. He is a regular panelist for MCLE and has authored or coauthored a number of amicus briefs in key cases that have helped to shape the practice of employment law in the state.
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Also, there is no need to take extensive notes. Two weeks after the live webcast, all registrants will receive a link to a verbatim transcript of this program.
Dates Earn up to 1 CLE credit.
Live WebcastLIVE WEBCAST »
Thursday, April 14, 2022
10:00 am–11:00 am
Recorded WebcastRECORDED WEBCAST »
Friday, April 29, 2022
12:00 noon–1:00 pm
Recorded WebcastRECORDED WEBCAST »
Monday, May 9, 2022
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
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