Ok, so some people leave stuff on social media that indicates religious/political affiliation. But if I offer them an interview it must indicate that I don’t care. Surely, looking afterwards would be more dangerous e.g. I was going to offer you a job until I found out your religion.Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 August 2014
When recruiting, employers must adhere to the provisions of Section 8 of the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2011(the “EEA”) which prohibits any intention to discriminate or actual discrimination in terms of access to employment or anything which might reasonably be understood as indicating such an intention. The EEA sets out nine grounds on which discrimination is prohibited: gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race/colour/nationality/ethnic origins or membership of the Traveller Community. Note that political opinions are not protected.
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