I heard one of my close one has passed two phone interview and now getting ready for a face-to-face interview. However, they now sent him the applicant application to fill out that has a clause in the agreement to sign shows:
I authorize all individuals, schools, and firms named therein, except my current employer if so noted, to provide any information requested about me and I release them from all liability for damage in providing this information.
Potentially, I think it includes his current pay. He feels that just does not make sense to reveal that (not to mention, the form itself ask for pay rate of current and previous job).
He repeated mentioned it to the recruiter he felt not comfortable to reveal current pay rate he has, but seems the company wants to push it.
What should he do? Should he sign it? Does it means the company is not really the one who will respect the individual's value by trying to low ball him repeatedly?