Can they ask that? Illegal interview topics.

Topic: Sexual Orientation

3.0% of readers had been asked about this
felt discriminated against on this topic

Topic is:  Illegal (in most states)

Details: A proposed bill called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is currently before congress and if passed, it would make discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal at the federal level.

Currently 25 states and the District of Columbia have laws that protect against potential employers discriminating against potential employees on the basis of sexual orientation.

However, in five of those states the laws only apply to employers with public workplaces.