Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Ohio
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- Ohio's laws against discrimination in employment are generally consistent with federal laws and regulations, but Ohio's provisions are somewhat more broad. See Ohio Fair Employment Practices Act.
- Various municipal laws provide protection from employment discrimination to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. See City Laws.
- Ohio law provides a mechanism for establishing the bona fide occupational qualifications of a position. See BFOQ Exception.
- Employers should avoid preemployment inquiries concerning protected status and criminal offenses that have been expunged or sealed. See Preemployment Inquiries; Arrest and Conviction Inquiries.
- Ohio has removed criminal history questions from state civil service job applications. Several cities have taken similar steps. See Ban the Box.
- If requesting a job applicant's medical records, employers should use a separate form from other employment application materials. See Medical Inquiries.