I recently interviewed a female applicant for a position with my company who is moving to our area as a result of her husband beginning employment with a large multi-national company. Concern was expressed by a VP of my company regarding the applicant's logevity with my company, and wants me to ask the applicant what the potential for his being transferred. I'm, of course, concerned regarding the potential discriminatory nature of the question, since it's likely that my VP would not have raised the concern had the applicant been a man. I'm also concerned that it will be perceived as discriminatory by the applicant, since our business has historically been male-dominated. Any thoughts, comments, experience in such matters would be appreciated.