Employed job seekers possess important competitive information for the firms they apply to. Requesting pay slips has become a norm for unscrupulous recruiters, yet this practice can be legally challenged.
The South African Competition Act
When you provide confidential information such as that contained in a pay slip to a competitor employer, you act UNLAWFULLY.
Anyone trying to force you to disclose this information MUST be reported to the Competition Commission IMMEDIATELY.
The act does not permit firm collusion on price-fixing of people.
Sending a pay slip to a competitor means applicants are divulging confidential information that impacts on a company’s ability to compete for talent.
Send us copies of emails from recruiters or firms stating they want you to send payslips (commit industrial espionage) – it’s spy revenge time!