Can they ask that? Illegal interview topics.

Topic: Family Status

49.2% of readers had been asked about this
felt discriminated against on this topic

Topic is:  Illegal

Details: Employers may not ask you about your family or plans for your family. They may not ask about the number or age of your children. They may not ask if you intend to have children. And they may not ask about the living arrangements of your children. It is even illegal for employers to refuse to hire a visibly pregnant woman based on her pregnancy.

However, this law only applies to companies with 15 or more employees.