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Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Ohio

Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stanley Weiner, E. Michael Rossman, Elizabeth Dicus and Theresa Dean, Jones Day


  • Ohio's laws against discrimination in employment are generally consistent with federal laws and regulations, but Ohio's provisions are somewhat more broad. See Ohio Civil Rights Act.
  • Employers should avoid preemployment inquiries concerning protected class status. See Preemployment Inquiries
  • Employers should avoid inquiries regarding criminal offenses that have been expunged or sealed. See Arrest and Conviction Inquiries.
  • Ohio employers should use caution when conducting reference checks. See Reference Checks.
  • Localities including Cincinnati and Toledo have requirements pertaining to interviewing and selecting job candidates. See Local Requirements.