Yeah, startups usually are a little like that on the rules. Do you know how big they were at the time?Years ago, I was asked if I was married during the interview. I knew it was an illegal question, so I asked them what's up with that. They refused to answer my question, so they said it was just a routine. Yeah, right.
They asked my husband if he had a kid. He said no and one of them said, "Ok, that's good." He gave him that look and he knew it was an illegal question. I think that the startup company didn't like the idea of hiring a employee with a kid in case it falls through. Hmm..