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Do you think it's discrimination for your prospective employer to ask for your payslip?

Labour Law Specialist at Maserumule Attorneys Puke Maserumule says refusing to employ someone because they have chosen not to provide their previous employment payslip can be seen as a form of discrimination.

There is no specific provision in law as what kind of information a company could ask.

Puke Maserumule, Labour Law Specialist at Maserumule Attorneys

Employers could say they want the information in order to either determine whether or not you may be looking for what I'm willing to offer.

Puke Maserumule, Labour Law Specialist at Maserumule Attorneys

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And if you don't provide the payslip, they may as well decide not to interview you or make you an offer - but again is that a rational ground for not employing someone?

Puke Maserumule, Labour Law Specialist at Maserumule Attorneys

Maserumule says if companies have a certain benchmark they may argue that cannot make an offer based on your previous salary.

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This article first appeared on 702 : Pros and cons of refusing to submit your old payslip to your potential employer

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