Concerning aspects of Job interviews and hiring policies does Management's Human Resources have the right to ask a potential employee;
"Do you consider yourself a Visible Minority? If so,Why?
I have been unemployed 3 years and at every interview by Human Resources for the various companies I have applied this question is asked.
As a senior citizen, as a trained and experienced citizen, not an untrained, unexperienced immigrant, I answer yes, but does management have the right to ask the question and if not how should one change it?
I think that the concept of visible minority was defined in the Canadian legislation, specifically, the Employment Equity Act.
Visible minority refers to whether a person belongs to a group as defined by the Employment Equity Act in Canada. It defines visible minorities as persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are not Caucasian in race or none white in color. The visible minority population consists mainly of the following groups: Chinese, South Asian, Black, Arab, West Asian, Filipino, Southeast Asian, Latin American, Japanese and Korean.
Questions about race are not allowed in the U.S., but here’s a link that you could check for the Canadian Laws.