Is an employer required to have a gender and/or ethnicity balance on an interview panel?
No, there is nothing in the Act requiring a gender and/or an ethnicity balance on an interview panel. However, it is desirable for medium to large-size firms to achieve a gender and/or an ethnicity balance on interview panels to ensure job applicants of either sex and of different ethnicities are not overlooked. Having such a balance is likely to reduce the effects of any stereotypes.
Can I take a support person to my job interview?
There is nothing in the Act which covers taking a support person to a job interview. A job applicant wishing to bring a support person to the interview should tell the employer before the interview.
see also » Behaviour-based questions