Playing 20 Questions: Interviewing Without Violating the Equal Employment Laws If someone asks for an application to work in your small business, you know the law requires you to give one. Did you know the law also dictates what kinds of questions you can ask this person? Ask the wrong ones in a job interview, and this individual just might take you to court. See our list of interview topics prohibited by the EEOC. Get great tips for a legal, effective job interview.