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  • Type:
    FAQs

    Is it unlawful to refer to a disabled candidate's disabilities during an interview?

  • Type:
    FAQs

    Are promises made during the interview legally binding?

  • Date:
    1 June 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    Failure to provide signer for interview

    An employer's failure to provide a sign interpreter during the interview of a profoundly deaf applicant was unlawful disability discrimination, rules a Sheffield employment tribunal (Chair: A J Glossop) in Murphy v Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Date:
    1 November 1997
    Type:
    Law reports

    Sexually intimidating interview

    In British Telecommunications plc v Williams (3 June 1997) EOR76E, the EAT overrules an industrial tribunal's finding that a woman's appraisal interview by a male manager was sexually intimidating so as to amount to sexual harassment when there was no woman present and the interview took place in a confined space.

  • Date:
    1 December 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    Racist remark during job interview

    A manager's use of the phrase "black bastard" whilst interviewing a black job applicant was race discrimination, rules a Leeds industrial tribunal (Chair: J Prophet) in Baptiste v Westminster Press Ltd t/a Bradford & District Newspapers.

  • Date:
    1 March 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    Question not discriminatory

    It was not discriminatory to ask a white applicant for the post of director of the Oldham Racial Equality Council whether she would have "any problems dealing with the ethnic minority community", rules a Manchester industrial tribunal (Chair: R Peters) in Hall v (1) Commission for Racial Equality and (2) Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council.

  • Date:
    1 September 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Discriminatory questions on child-bearing at interview

    A woman who was asked at her job interview questions which aimed to filter out those female candidates who were of child-bearing age and whose families were obviously not complete or perceived to be complete, was unlawfully discriminated against, rules a Belfast industrial tribunal (Chair: I Montgomery) in Johnston v Fultons Fine Furnishing Ltd.

  • Date:
    1 June 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Interview questions not sex bias

    A job applicant who during her job interview was asked questions about her childminding arrangements and whether her husband objected to her working evenings, was not unlawfully discriminated against, rules a Bedford industrial tribunal (Chair: C Tribe) in Twilley v Tompkins.

  • Date:
    1 March 1994
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hair length not the issue

    A question to a black job applicant with mini-dreadlocks whether he would be prepared to cut his hair was not simply about hair length, according to a Leeds industrial tribunal (Chair: J Prophet) in Richards v Hodgson and Riceview Restaurants Ltd.

  • Date:
    1 July 1987
    Type:
    Law reports

    Discouragement discriminatory only if selective

    In Simon v Brimham Associates (6.3.87) EOR14B, the Court of Appeal holds that a Jewish applicant who refused to state his religion at a job interview was not discriminated against when he was told that the question was asked because "if you were of the Jewish faith, it might preclude your selection for the job".