[foundation-board] Engaging a PA/Admin Assistant: Nearing a Decision

Ian Brown ian.brown at oii.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jul 12 14:01:58 UTC 2010

On 12 Jul 2010, at 14:51, "James Casbon" <casbon at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12 July 2010 11:52, Ian Brown <ian.brown at oii.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>> 2. That we are discriminating in employment decisions by considering matters such as age and family status, however delicately those are phrased.
> In this case, shouldn't he also removed the names as these indicate
> gender and ethnicity?

Ideally yes. See various studies that have found employers do favour applications from candidates with English-sounding names. 

> And also any educational history that would be indicative of class?

No, because it's relevant to their ability to do the job. 

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