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More Employers Avoid Legal Minefield By Not Asking About Pay History

States and cities are banning questions about prior pay in the hopes of narrowing gender and racial pay gaps. More employers are finding ways around the legal patchwork by eliminating the question.
Asking questions about prior salary can be used by employers to discriminate against women and minorities who earn less, critics say. Source: Neil Webb

How much did you make in your previous job?

This dreaded interview question can sound like a trap. Your answer could be used to set your salary below someone else who is doing the same job.

And, critics say, the question can be used by employers to discriminate against women and minorities who earn less.

Employers are allowed to ask

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