Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, August 21, 2015
Unless the job is working for a political candidate or party, your views are absolutely not relevant and should not even be discussed. Focus on your qualifications for the position and if such a subject comes up during the conversation, try to deflect and direct the conversation back to the job and how you feel that you are qualified for the job. If, for some reason, it is discussed and you feel that you were not treated fairly because of this, I would look into what legal recourse you may have. As a best practice though, it is not relevant and should not even be mentioned.