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Thanks for your question. The type of questions and treatment from security guards etc is not what is expected of potential employers under the Equality Act. The employer is expected to assess what reasonable adjustments could be made to enable you to do the job that is advertised. In doing so a balance is needed between the interests of the applicant and the interests of the business. There would be a real issue for example if an employee was adversely affected by a dog in the workplace and a solution to that would have to be sought if possible. Generally there are 4 things the employer can enquire at interview:
There are only four circumstances under the Equality Act in which it is allowed, and they apply to interviews, questionnaires and all other selection methods. They are: