Forbidden questions in a recruitment situation:

  • Questions pertaining to a possible pregnancy of family plans;
  • Political views and trade union activities;
  • Performance of military or non-military service;
  • Questions related to illnesses that do not affect work performance. However, health issues can be enquired as far as required by the applied job position.

Read more:

Most female find deficiencies in equality at work

See also:

Act on Equality between Women and Men (in Finnish)

Gender equality website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Akava's equality website (in Finnish)

Gender equality into pay systems. Observations in the TAPAS Project on developing of pay systems. Publications of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 2012. (in Finnish)

Contact information:


tel. +358201299253

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