I've been interviewing with this one company for the past month. Yesterday, they had someone closely connected to the company interview me in his office which is a VC firm. I was asked how old I am, if I had any kids, if I was married, where did I live and if I went to a Catholic school?I felt very uncomfortable with these questions and wanted to know what my options are. Since the guy who interviewed me isn't an employee of the company I am interviewing with, he was interviewing me on their behalf (I have the email to confirm this) so I want to know what my options are.I haven't been told if I am getting the job or not, but I would like to know if I have any recourse.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): California
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.Yes, the questions that you are asked are illegal for an employer to ask during an interview, even if the person interviewing you wasn't an employee of the company.The questions that you were asked can be the basis for a lawsuit due to discrimination due to age, marital/ family status, and religion.If you aren't offered the job you can file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing for discrimination on the basis of these protected characteristics.You can file a complaint using the instructions available online here:http://dfeh.ca.gov/Complaints_eCompProc.htmThe Department of Fair Employment and Housing will investigate the complaint on your behalf and either file suit on your behalf or issue you a 'right to sue' letter so you can pursue your claim against your potential employer through a private attorney.
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