Several questions should always be avoided during the interview process. These questions lead to gender bias and methodically disadvantage potential female employees. Questions not to ask include:
- What was your salary in your last job?
- How much do you want?
- What does your husband/partner do?
- Are you planning on having children? More children?
- Would you prefer maternity leave or a higher salary?
Setting the interview questions in advance and posing all of them to every candidate helps create a fair interview process.
Benefits such as health care, pension, and family leave should be clearly indicated in a job notice and be uniform for all similarly-situated employees. They should not be subject to any negotiation.