Employment Lawyer Says Bridgewater's Interview Question About God Would Be Illegal In The UK

Interviewers at Bridgewater, the biggest hedge fund in the U.S., ask applicants a couple of weird interview questions.

One is, what are your views on abortion?

Another is about your views on God and according to Jane Mann, an employment lawyer in the UK, the it is illegal.

From eFinancialCareers:

Jane Mann, an employment lawyer at Fox Williams Solicitors said it would illegal to ask a candidate’s opinion on God in a UK interview as this would counter religious discrimination laws.

In possibly related news, some questions have been raised about the legality of asking an applicant for his or her dental records, which Bridgewater also apparently does during the hiring process. The firm has had five legal complaints related to employment. 

Any employment lawyers in the U.S. care to weigh in? Please let me know. I’ll update with your thoughts.

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