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Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Alabama

Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates requirements for other states

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.