Can I be asked about my prior pay in an interview?

Video Description

Hi, my name is Innessa Huot and I'm an employment attorney. So, numerous states, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, have recently implemented laws that make it unlawful for employers to ask you about your prior pay in a job application. So, this could include the job application itself or even in the interview.


                    
Now, the reason for this law is that basing current salary decisions based on your prior pay, it perpetuates pay gaps for women and minorities. These new laws, they seek to combat those pay inequalities by basing salary of the current job based on the qualifications and skills that you possess rather than how much you got paid in the past.
                    


If you've been asked these questions in a job interview or if you think you've been denied a job based on your prior pay, then you may have claims under these new laws. Give us a call and we'd be happy to speak with you so that you can learn more about your rights. Thanks for watching.

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Innessa M. Huot
Partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP

New York office
Tel: (212) 983-9330
Fax: (212) 983-9331
E-mail: ihuot@faruqilaw.com

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