Job applicants are being advised to be fully aware of their rights
when in an interview situation, a new guide by Which? has
The guide points out that the days when interviewees had to field
an array of questions about lifestyle and personal views are in the
Employers asking questions regarding age, length of experience and
religion are doing so illegally and can now be fined under
discrimination legislation, the guide states.
Sue Tumelty, author of the Which? CV and Interview Handbook, says:
"As employers can't judge a candidate's ability to do the job on
their age, sex or religious views, for example, they've no business
asking about these things, so interviewees are in no way compelled
She notes that is essential to be aware of such questions, so that
applicants are able to be confident if declining to answer.
Since October 2006, legislation has imposed a range of fines that
can be unlimited where discrimination is found to have taken place,
the BBC reports.
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