I've stewed over this for a little while and its really bothering me now. Has anyone ever been asked illegal line of questioning during an interview and if so what did you do?
The last two interviews I had the person flat out asked me my marital status, if I had children, how many and if I had care for them. All questions that are bias and not allowed. The problem is you know that by turning around and saying " I don't have to answer those questions" you are ending the interview, but by answering I'm married and have one child who has full time available care, they basically poo poo'd me because given the next few questions regarding emergencies, illness etc..they obviously wanted someone with no young children. I'm pretty ticked off. Its hard enough to get an interview in this city without being pushed out the door for having a family. I felt like crap walking out and knew I wasn't getting a second call back.
After a year of unsuccessful job searching and finally getting a couple interviews, this was not what I needed. I think I'm more irritated than ever because we found a great home in the neighbourhood we want and in our budget, but can't move forward without a second income to ensure we can still maintain the lifestyle we are accustomed to and not live pay check to pay check. If I was working, we could move on with our lives. UGH!!!!! It should not be this difficult!
WWYD if you were presented an illegal line of questioning during an interview? I'm trying to prepare should this happens again.