Interview questions that are considered illegal in the US (because they're discriminatory) are actually essential in Lebanon and "excused". It happened with someone close to me who was married, with a child and over 35. She did not get the job(s).
The questions are:
- Where were you born?
- What is your native language?
- Are you married?
- Do you have children?
- Do you plan to get pregnant?
- How old are you?
- Do you observe Yom Kippur? (In Lebanese slang, it's usually from which region are you)
- Do you have a disability or chronic illness?
- Are you in the National Guard? (not asked, but there was a long period of time where men used to mention that they were exempted from the military draft)