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New Jersey Employers Forbidden to Ask Where Job Seeker Was Born

Employers in New Jersey were ordered today by John Milligan, assistant State Education Commissioner, and head of the New Jersey Division Against Discrimination, to stop asking prospective employes where they were born.

The question “Where were you born?” said Dr. Milligan, could lead to racial or religious discrimination in employment. He outlawed 37 other questions and employer requirements which, he ruled, may lead to bias in employment.