Human Resources Advice On Human Rights: Be Careful

[HR Infodesk] According to human rights legislation in each jurisdiction, the questions an employer asks at an employment interview must be related to the candidate’s qualifications and ability to perform the essential duties of the job. Questions that are directly or indirectly related to “prohibited grounds of discrimination”, such as age, family status, place of origin, religion, sexual identity, race, gender, and so forth, violate human rights legislation because they are irrelevant to the candidate’s ability to do the work. However, it is appropriate (and advisable) to ask a candidate about his or her educational background and past employment, as long as the questions are directly related to his or her potential job performance.

Example:

Interviewer: “So, you from around here?”

Interviewee: “BIGOT!”

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2 responses to “Human Resources Advice On Human Rights: Be Careful

  1. “BIGOT!”

    Brilliant 🙂

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