Non-Discriminatory Interviewing

TopicIt is discriminatory to inquire about:It is not discriminatory to inquire about:
RelativesName and address of any relative of applicant.Name(s) of relative(s) already employed by UNM. Name and addresses of emergency contacts.
MilitaryApplicant's military experience in other than U.S. Armed forces, National Guard or reserve units. Applicant's whereabouts in 1941-1945, 1950-1953, 1964-1975.Military experience in U.S. Armed Forces.
OrganizationsAll clubs, social lodges, fraternities, societies or organizations to which the applicant belongs, other than professional trade or service organizations.Applicant's membership in any professional or trade organizations.
ReferencesThe name of the applicant's pastor or religious leader.Names of persons willing to give professional and/or character references.
Sex and FamilySex of applicant, marital status, dependents of applicant.
Arrest RecordThe number and kinds of arrests of an applicant.Number and kinds of convictions.
Height and WeightAny inquiry into height and weight of applicant, except where it is a bona fide occupational requirement.
Mental/Physical DisabilitiesAny inquiries into any mental or physical disabilities. Pre-employment physicals.Applicant's ability to perform essential functions of the position. Post-offer or pre-employment physicals.
NameThe maiden name of a married woman or applicant. The original name of an applicant whose name has been legally changed.
Birthplace & ResidenceBirthplace of an applicant. Birthplace of an applicant's parents. Birth certificate, naturalization or baptismal certificate.Applicant's place of residence. Length of applicant's residence in state and city where employer is located.
Creed or ReligionApplicant's religious affiliation, church, parish or religious holidays observed.
Race or ColorApplicant's race or color of applicant's skin, eyes, hair, etc.
PhotographsPhotographs with application or after interview but before hire.
CitizenshipAny and all inquiries into whether applicant is now or intends to become a citizen of the U.S. or any related inquiry.
National Origin & AncestryApplicant's lineage, ancestry, national origin, descent, parentage or nationality. Nationality of applicant's parents or spouse.
LanguageApplicant's mother tongue or language commonly used by applicant at home.