Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Alabama
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Toby Dykes, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
- While Alabama does not specifically restrict employers in what they may ask prospective employees on an application form or during a job interview, employers should be wary of any age-related inquiries. See Age-Related Questions.
- It also is best to avoid questions about past workers' compensation claims during an interview. See Workers' Compensation Claims.
- Alabama has no statutory requirements on whether an employer is restricted from requesting or using arrest records as a factor in the selection process. See Arrest and Conviction Records.
- Alabama law prohibits any person from hiring an alien who is not authorized to work in the United States. See Employment Verifications.
- There is no comprehensive state Fair Employment Practices law. However, covered Alabama employers are still subject to federal prohibitions against discrimination.