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How do I know if I have been unlawfully discriminate against in an interview? If so, what can I do about it? For starters, it’s important to know what is considered unlawful discrimination under federal law. Employers with at least 15 employees are not allowed to make hiring decisions based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability or genetic information. So if an interviewer asks any questions about this information, that’s a big red flag a big red flag. If you realize in the moment that you’ve been asked an illegal interview question, your best bet is to politely decline to answer. However, since job interviews are inherently stressful, it’s completely understandable if the inappropriate nature of the question doesn’t hit you right away. Regardless whether you offer this information during the interview or if the information is clearly visible, employers still aren’t allowed to factor it into hiring decisions. If you believe an employer passed on your candidacy for discriminatory reasons, contact an employment lawyer. They can help you determine whether you have a legal case and the best way to move forward.