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Desperate and creepy Swedish top management increasingly snooping into employees personal data - something illegal
Saturday, 10 March 2012
It has become more common in Sweden that company management have become
intrusive into the personal lives of those they want to employ. This is
observed properly in the ways interviews are conducted and the growth f
firms that investigate the background of people for certain companies.
Normally, ethnic minorities are not called for interviews because they
are not wanted in priceless Swedish companies but the Swedes or the
white people who might be needed for employment have seen their
background probed and their personal lives infiltrated by private
investigative firm wanting to know when they have been up to in the
Employers requiring certificate of registry of person from the Swedish
tax authorities or the police and are setting more intrusive questions.
More and more will are also requesting that applicants submitted
details from the Social services s that thing among others, absenteeism
and care of sick children can be checked.
According to Jonas Wiberg, a labour lawyer at the law firm DLA Nordic,
“the employer normally has no legal right to ask these questions of an
intrusive nature such as sickness absence, planning for children or
what the applicant's partner’s work is.”
For him, people looking for work know that he or she need not answer
those types of questions and he recommend that they should
counter these question about the purpose of the deep questioning.
Yesterday, we reported how more and more employers hire outside
companies to identify job seekers' backgrounds. It looks like these
types of situations usually come when unemployment is high and there
are many people out there looking for work. Companies become so proud
that they can do what they like with the may people applying for the
few positions in their establishments.
Many employers are also increasingly stringent during the actual
interview. 2011 was a record for the number of requested as ked by most
companies as excerpts from the National Police Agency criminal records:
442 323 or 20 percent more was requested than in 2010. The number
of extracts stopped at 366 895 as such in eight years, the cases have
more than tripled.
According to the National Police, this involves most on the professions.
“The increase can not only be explained by employers' requirement for
protocol in relations to jobs in security guards, bank employment or
staff in school or preschool, it's just that more employers are
requiring that the candidates should be able to show an excerpt of
their conducts”, concludes Jonas Wiberg of DLA Nordic.
One sixth of all Swedish people included in criminal records file and
this involves everything from petty theft to speeding through small
assaults that are recorded.
Data on sick leave and child care are attracting more and more
employers' interests, according to Jonas Wiberg whereby in 2011 there
were 598 records from the Social Insurance requested.
By Scancomark.se Team
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