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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 21 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:S3a-7097

Questions in job interviews about marital status, children or personal circumstances, and age are unlikely to be relevant and may be regarded as discriminatory if ever brought for legal review, as a recent review of the law surrounding interview technique makes clear (IRS Employee Development Bulletin May 1997;89:6-11). The report also summarises good equal opportunities practice in employment selection, with guidance notes on ethnic monitoring questionnaires and fair methods in applications and interviewing.

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