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So far, existing answers have focused on the discrimination angle--which is correct and important. However, because you are applying for overseas jobs which will require a work permit or immigration visa, I have a different take on the answer. The Netherlands and New Zealand companies were rude, no question about it. They probably were discriminating ...


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IMHO, Unless it can directly affect your work duties, you are not responsible to disclose it. Second, in current situation you would not be able to prove discrimination, at later stages of the employment process it may be more possible. And finally, when you will be able to prove it, you will not have to, because company will be aware of it as well and ...


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Many countries have laws preventing discrimination on the basis of disability. You could have a legal case against the prospective employer if you can prove that discrimination has taken place. However, the other side of that is that many employers are therefore aware of the law and very aware of the repercussions should they be found guilty of ...


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My only question would be, is there an ethical way not to disclose my disability or disclose it in such a way that it doesn't make the second party afraid of hiring me? In short, I would not disclose the information until you have to. Let the company get to know you first. Your best bet IMO is for them to actually meet you face to face first -- ...


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I can only speak from personal experience, but most likely your children are not the reason: in Germany, it can be incredibly difficult to get into academia. Our university has a daycare for children and if you can’t get a spot there and no one from your family can take care of your children while you are at work, you are allowed to take the children to ...


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As you didnt put a location I will bring in my German perspective: Here, it is common to get only yearly contracts when working in academia(even for doctoral degree roles) and thus having an unstable income. Another point is you will need to work long hours in order to finish your degree, which might be a problem when you have to take care of your children....


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(It is in dispute if this answer is suitable for Germany) Are children a reason to be rejected for a job? Yes. Are children a VALID reason to be rejected for a job? No. How can I prove they rejected me for this invalid reason? You cannot. Remove the personal information from your CV. You may want to take a close look at your CV to make sure there are ...


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Protected Characteristic What's the most appropriate time in the recruitment process to reveal that you're transgender (in the UK)? Never. That's the correct answer. Gender isn't a factor in any recruitment. If you weren't transgender, this would be a non-issue. Hence, it is in fact, a non-issue. Simple as that. Your rights, your business.


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One thing to consider, is the workload planned for the period your co-worker has requested to be granted time off. If the work load is of such a nature that they would be unable to cope without her and the company doesn't approve of remote work, it would imply that they would need to hire a temporary replacement to cover for her for this period. This will ...


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What should be an appropriate way for her to proceed? Accept that HR has denied her request and move on. Attempting to fight the company's decision or complain about it whether through legal or non-legal means is not likely to end well for your coworker. If she values her job, she will leave it be or start looking for a new company to work for that has a ...


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Your friend should: Document the cases she knows of people who have had extended unpaid leave and what she knows of the circumstances around it. Having details written down helps make sure she is able to adequately make her case. Consult a lawyer with knowledge of the local laws and whether or not the company is legally required to handle her request ...


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Sabbaticals are usually granted based on seniority and length of tenure. Companies have an interest in having lower level positions with relatively shorter term employees constantly filled instead of having a dubious 6 month absence whereas for more senior positions, granting such absences is worth retaining the employee since their domain knowledge is ...


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not been sufficiently qualified for the job and the contract was terminated very soon Maybe change the focus away from race and discrimination and look for ways to convince him that there are sufficient skills and qualifications for the job? Are there ways to do some formal assessments or ways to for you both to see the level and type of work that the two ...


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First of all, I am not passing any judgements regarding any region, or any judgements on the suitability of the selection criteria, other than to address the concern that it was racist. The section of the act you mention is quoted below (in English): The purpose of this Act is to prevent or to stop discrimination on the grounds of race or ethnic origin,...


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He said he was "uneasy" not that he wouldn't consider them. I'm certain that hiring managers have been "uneasy" about hiring individuals simply because they didn't support the same sports team as the manager. If you really feel a candidate is good then you can push for them to be given a chance. Of course it's in your interest to make sure that the ...


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