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How to Report Firms Requesting Payslips at Recruitment

Report Firms Demanding Payslips During Recruitment. The public is encouraged to report companies who demand payslips or request other information about a rival firm’s pay when recruiting. 

Protecting Fair Competition for Talent: Report Firms Requesting Payslips When Recruiting

Firms that undermine a fair competition for talent in South Africa must be reported to the Competition Commission using the CC1-Complaint form available here.

Remuneration and benefits information amounts to competitive intelligence and should not become bargaining chips disclosed to rival firms competing for talent.

The sharing of such confidential information undermines a fair competition for talent among firms.

This means if you are employed and looking for other opportunities, you have no right to disclose your current employers pay and benefits to a business rival competing for your skills. By providing this competitive information, companies unfairly poach staff from other companies.

Report Firms Requesting Payslips When Recruiting

Steps to Report Recruiters and Recruitment Firms Requesting Payslips

  1. Download the CC1 CompComm complaint form 
  2. Complete and attach evidence, e.g emails, write a statement clearly explaining all details related to the demand for payslips or current salary information
  3. Mail it all to

Unfair is not Fair: Competition for Talent Must Be Fair

Resist Inequality! Report Firms Requesting Payslips When Recruiting NOW!

S23.1 Constitution: Everybody entitled to fair labour practice.

‘Fair’ does not allow for positions of dominance

Fairness must exist for everyone, a hiring organisation does not have the privilege to marginalise the rights of rival firms or job applicants.

The payslip price tag undermines everybody’s right to fairness, and allows the recruiting organisation an unfair position of dominance over rival firms and applicants.

Report firms asking for information they are not entitled to!

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  1. HG1

    Why is it that companies asking for payslips is a norm? Why has south african law not prohibited this unjust hr practice? Companies outrightly don’t hire you without a salary,slip or refuse to make an offer without it.. completing unethical yet government does nothing to safe guard discrimination and inequality!

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