Applying for a job

Employers should not ask questions that could be used to discriminate against you unlawfully. Someone who is considering you for a job may want to get to know you and  may ask about your interests, your family and what you do at school.

Personal questions, however, might influence decisions about your application and could lead to unlawful discrimination. Examples of questions that might be used to discriminate include:

  • Are you religious?
  • What nationality are you?
  • Does anyone in your family have a disability?
  • You're not gay, are you?

Of course employers can ask relevant questions. These may include:

  • Do you have any medical conditions that may prevent you from doing this job?
  • Are you legally entitled to work in Australia?

If you think you have been discriminated against as a result of questions asked at an interview, you can contact the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland for more information.