Can an employer ask job applicants about their political opinions?
No, an employer should avoid asking about a job applicant’s political views or membership of political organisations. Political opinion discrimination is prohibited by the Act.
Do I have to disclose in a job interview that I’m a member of a political party?
No, generally speaking you are not required to disclose that you are a member of a political party. However, if you are seeking employment as:
the Act allows the asking of questions about political opinions. Unless this exception applies, the Act does not require a job applicant to disclose membership of a political party.