Teacher notes: applying for a job

Applying for a job

When a person applies for a job they need to be judged on their skills and abilities, not on irrelevant things such as their race, sex, age or religion.

If you are asked questions at a job interview or when at work that are not relevant to your ability to do the job it may be unlawful. If that information is used to treat you unfairly it may be against the law.

Discuss:

  • What questions, asked by the boss, may be relevant to your ability to do a  job at Macca's?
    Eg: Are you reliable and punctual? Are you able to take orders, work the register and package food? Are you able to talk to customers?
  • What questions, asked by the boss, may not be relevant to your ability to do a job at Macca's?
    Eg: What religion are you? How many brothers and sisters do you have?
  • Can you think of other examples of questions that may or may not be relevant in different job situations?