Your questions answered: Can we ask a job applicant to provide evidence of their previous salary?

By Portner Press on March 22nd, 2019
  1. Workplace Policies
  2. Privacy & Data Protection


Does an employer have the right to request to see a current payslip from a candidate who is applying for a job?


A potential employer has no right to request to see an old payslip from a job candidate.

Generally, employment records are private and confidential, and no one can access them other than the employee, their employer and relevant payroll staff.

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