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I am interviewing candidates for a position with my company. Am I allowed to ask why they left their previous job?
I live in California if that makes a difference.Thank you,
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Hi Jackie. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed California attorney with extensive labor law experience. I would be happy to provide assistance. Please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney-client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.

Answer: There is no California or federal law that would prohibit you from asking a prospective employee the reason they left their previous job.

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