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My voice gave the wrong impression in interviews (due to disability); how should I handle future interviews?

I was recently rejected from a job after several phone interviews, which is nothing new considering I'm a recent graduate, but I had received nothing but enthusiasm and positive feedback during the ...
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What's the most appropriate time in the recruitment process to reveal that you're transgender (in the UK)?

I am a transgender person looking to switch jobs from the one I am currently in to one where I can work as a woman, completing the set of places I need to be accepted in order to live full time as my ...
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How to answer an interview question about national politics?

Currently in Egypt we have a big mess in our national politics, lots of elections, new constitutions and such. Some companies now ask questions to determine the political preferences of candidates, ...
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Should I tell my employer I'm pregnant during redundancies?

I'm newly pregnant, and my workplace is a large government department with some fairly generous paid maternity leave conditions. They're also currently doing redundancies. I would prefer to tell my ...
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Does ruling out ESL candidates constitute legal discrimination? [closed]

We're currently hiring for a software engineer position and I've been charged with advancing candidates to the in-person interview stage. We've gotten a number of applications from people who have ...
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I'm not being hired, presumably because I have Asperger's. Is there anything I can do about it?

I'm a programmer, working in this area for around 13 years. I'd say that my skills and knowledge are much above the average level, considering my work performance and quality, without any false ...
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How should I approach job search in a country where racism/discrimination is accepted and/or not actively tackled?

I am planning, within the next 12 months, to move in with my wife in her country (Central-Eastern Europe), and thus I would need to start looking for a role there. I am aware that in their end of the ...
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Disabilities: Where is the Line?

I'm a fully functioning employee with a physical disability at a contract job. The Contractor is looking at hiring 2 more full-time employees. The issue here is that I'm a programmer who sits at a ...
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Can HR manipulate (downgrade) appraisal ratings and deny raises and promotions based on it? [closed]

I have been working with this company for the last 3+ years. I never got a raise or promotion, whereas everyone in my group (5+ people) regularly got promotions and raises. When I found out about ...
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Disparity in Salary [duplicate]

I was employed as the General Manager in my company and I agreed to the company paying me what it has in place as salary for my position. Now I have discovered that there are serious disparities in ...
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Should I tell my employer that I am running for a political office? [closed]

I am member of a political party, and I will be a candidate for a community-level political office which will be elected this year. Should I tell my employer? Some background information: The fact ...
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Is discrimination based on personal belief illegal in the United Kingdom?

A friend has just had a telephone interview with a prestigious software company. On the call he was asked about his views on the lack of women in IT. The company is very keen on encouraging women into ...
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Is this harassment or discrimination or nothing? [closed]

This happened to a friend of mine but he doesn't want to ask it himself for the reasons of anonymity. He works in a company with open workplace. So when people have to make calls, they should go to ...
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Should I list LGBT clubs on my application

I am a member of and actively participate in several LGBT organizations. Should I list those organizations on my job application? I am concerned that it will cause me discrimination lowering my ...
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Is it discrimination when my boss treats me differently after finding out that I'm looking for a new job? [closed]

I've been working for a company for a few years. Recently, I decided to look for a new job and found a position which requires me to wait for around 6 months to know if I am accepted or not. For some ...
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Do I need to disclose my mental health history (in the UK)?

(This question is specific to UK-based companies.) Recently when applying for a job, I came across a field in the 'Equal Opprtunities' section of the application which asked 'Do you have any ...
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How should I deal with preferential rules for owner's kin?

I work at a really small startup (around 15 employees), where the work culture is generally good (at least to my satisfaction), and we (the employees) work closely with the owners (3 of them). ...
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Is it worth telling my manager about my learning inability which is part of genetically-inherited disorder?

I have genetically-inherited disorder named "Neurofibromatosis", which affects my learning abilities and which has no cure as of now. Because of this disorder, I am taking more time and more ...
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What can a disabled employee do to avoid animosity in the office?

I'm a developer and I've got chronic pain. This frequently requires me to work from home where I take much stronger painkillers that prevent me from driving, but I am still able to get my work done. I ...
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What should I do if I think a group of colleagues is being discriminated against?

I'm a teacher in schools for deaf people. In one of the previous schools I taught at, we faced an organizational situation that I thought originated from the management's distrust towards our deaf ...
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Is it legal to discriminate against smokers in one's company in Canada or USA?

Being a non-smoker myself, I often find working with smokers to be irritating for various reasons. Are there any laws prohibiting the employers from discriminating against smoker employees in their ...