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Without knowing the details how the employer can give the feedback.
Further if you are not interested to give the details you can leave it blank and it will be considered as other communities category. The employer / educational institutions cannot compel you to fill the Caste / Community column.
Hope you understood the purpose of asking such question.
10th December 2013 From India, Kumbakonam
I think that SC/ST/OBC quotas or any reservation quota are only in govt sector not in private companies.
10th December 2013 From India, New Delhi
As a matter of fact, the religion is asked to avoid future confusion. If an employee dies and no one receives the corpse of the employee, the last rites to be done. It varies from community to community. If one mention the same in his application, then it will be easy for the employer to do the last rite to the deceased as per his tradition. This is the reason, the Armed Forces asks for the religion and caste details. (That was explained to me).
10th December 2013 From India, Kumbakonam
I am no HR expert. Please study the material at http://www.shrc.gov.sk.ca/pdfs/publi...Interviews.pdf and Pre-Employment Inquiries - Discrimination Pitfalls - Idaho Commission on Human Rights More links at https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=cr&...ined=undefined What is legal/acceptable or not depends upon a country's/State's laws. Though one may not ask some of the questions at the time of applying for a job, they can/should be asked for various reasons as explained by S. Bhaskar.
10th December 2013 From United Kingdom
Your question is on the legality of asking certain questions in the application blank that employers provide. For this the answer is simple. If you look at the ads published for the government sector, then in the format of the application that they publish, they cover in general the questions that you have mentioned. Therefore, it is legal to ask these questions. Matter ends there.
Dinesh V Divekar
10th December 2013 From India, Bangalore
12th December 2013 From India, Mumbai
I hope this forum is meant for gaining knowledge and getting advices when anyone is stuck up. Not to satisfy the annoyance or to give clarification for what hurts anyone
13th December 2013 From India, Ahmadabad
Asking all these details at the time of application in any job posted by private organization is not ethically right.
But it the same is asked at the time of joining then it is all correct.
But if any organization ask for all these details at the time of job application, you can not stop them for the same, as every organization have different policies.
You can call it unethical but not illegal.
13th December 2013 From India, Gurgaon
These practices will help you hire the most qualified candidate using legal, documented interview methods, including avoiding illegal interview questions.
Learn to assess job candidates on their merits. When developing evaluation criteria, break down broad, subjective impressions into more objective factors.
Obviously, you must prepare for the interview by reviewing the application, resume, cover letter, test results, and other materials submitted by the candidate. Try and put the candidate at ease and ask interview questions that can’t be answered with a "yes" or "no" response.
These open-ended questions allow applicants to tell all about their skills, knowledge and abilities. Some examples are: "Why are you leaving your current employer?" "Do you prefer routine, consistent [work or fast-paced tasks that change daily?” "And why?"
Interview Problems to Avoid Including Illegal Interview Questions
Interview questions and issues you want to avoid include the following:
asking improper, even illegal interview questions,
making discriminatory statements, and
making binding contract statements.
The following are examples of interview questions that should be avoided in interviews because they may be alleged to show illegal bias. This is why they are illegal interview questions.
Are you a U.S. citizen? (adversely impacts national origin)
Do you have a visual, speech, or hearing disability?
Are you planning to have a family? When?
Have you ever filed a workers’ compensation claim?
How many days of work did you miss last year due to illness?
What off-the-job activities do you participate in?
Would you have a problem working with a female partner?
Where did you grow up?
Do you have children? How old are they?
What year did you graduate from high school? (reveals age)
As you can see, these rather simple and seemingly non-threatening questions can easily violate one of the aforementioned dangers when conducting interviews.
16th December 2013 From India, Surat