Women reveal the sexist questions they’ve been asked at job interviews

Female graduates reveal  the sexist questions they've been asked- from intimate details about periods, to whether they would flirt with customers as part of their job.

Siobhan Fenton
Thursday 28 May 2015 16:59 BST
'Do you get PMT?'
'Do you get PMT?'

Female graduates have revealed the sexist questions that they’ve been asked in job interviews as part of a photo series exposing discrimination in the workplace.

Employment law firm Thomas Mansfield asked graduates from 20 British universities to share the most bizarre and offensive things they’ve ever been asked whilst applying for jobs. Many of the women’s responses show that sexism is very much alive some workplaces.

Sexist questions asked of the women include whether they would be willing to flirt with customers as part of the job, if they are planning on having children and intimate details about their periods.

'What do you think about dating someone in the office?'

'Are you planning on having children soon?'

'Can you wear more make up next time?' (Photo by Thomas Mansfield solicitors)
'Can you flirt with the customers to make them stay longer?'

'Do you get PMT?'

Julie Goodway, a lawyer at the firm, told The Independent: "Unfortunately the experience of those surveyed are not one-offs. We are often asked how interviewees should respond to questions like these."

She says that such questioning can amount to sex discrimination if it is unlikely that male candidates will be asked such questions.

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