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Bullet One I do not think that it is practical for women to remove their wedding rings when going to a job interview However based on the unfortunate hidden barriers that still exist for woman in the workplace I do think that removing the ring could be a good strategy when going to a job interview By removing the ring it may make it a little harder for an employer to stereotype the woman being interviewed Especially if the employer has a preference to hire only single woman On page 455 the author of our text discusses that preferential treatment is wrong because the only thing that should matter is the individuals qualifications In addition the strategy of taking off the ring may not be the most honest way to do things But vice versa do you think that the employer that is discriminating will honestly say we dont want to hire you because of your gender or marital status No Therefore sometimes one must swim with the sharks Bullet Two I think the best public policy approach to this marital discrimination problem is for employers to make it a practice not to ask information pertaining to the marital status of potential employees This would help employers avoid being accused of unlawful practices such as discrimination I think a good practice for employers to follow is to not ask about any characteristic of the applicant that the law prohibits the employer from considering in making hiring decisions The only reason that I think an employer should ask is if the company has an anti-nepotism policy which prohibits spouses or family members from working in the same company or department Then this gives them reason to inquire whether you have a spouse or family member already working for the company I think the best strategy for an individual job applicant if they are asked these questions is to answer truthfully And if the applicant is
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