No Hindi, no Punjabi, no job

Woman says she was denied job interview because she doesn't speak a South Asian language
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/25/2007

A woman who applied for a job with a new hospital in Brampton, Ont., was denied an interview because she doesn't speak Hindi or Punjabi.

Unlike race or religion, language can be a bona fide job requirement and as such asking a candidate questions about her language skills doesn't contravene her human rights.

However, according to the woman who applied for a job as a registered nurse, the posting on job site Workopolis.com didn’t mention a language requirement.