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Reply to “Trying to Find Empoyment after Workcover”

We have received a reply to our previous anonymously submitted post, by a very generous lawyer!

Hi there. I’m a lawyer practicing in WA.

It seems to me a highly intrusive and potentially discriminatory question to ask a job seeker if they have ever been on Workers Compensation.

In my view employers (even including State Govt employers) who ask this questions as  a matter for course are exceeding the limits of what should be considered an acceptable question, yet this question has become almost standard.  I would very much like to see this issue eliminated from all job application forms as being potentially and (if it can be proven) actually discriminatory.

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