Fair Employment (Monitoring) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

PART IIPRINCIPAL METHOD OF DETERMINING THE COMMUNITY TO WHICH APPLICANTS BELONG

5.  (1)  The employer shall, in writing, ask each applicant whether he is Protestant or Roman Catholic or whether he is neither Protestant nor Roman Catholic.

(2) The question referred to in sub-paragraph (1) shall be—

(a)included on or sent with any application form supplied by the employer for the purpose of the application; or

(b)sent to the applicant separately by post and accompanied by a pre-paid envelope addressed to the employer.

6.  Where in response to the question put to him under paragraph 5, the applicant sends to the employer a statement in writing that he is Protestant or that he is Roman Catholic, the employer shall treat him as belonging to that community.

7.  Where in response to the question asked under paragraph 5, the applicant—

(a)fails to send the employer a written statement; or

(b)sends him a written statement that he is neither Protestant nor Roman Catholic,

the employer shall make no determination in respect of that applicant under the method prescribed by this Schedule.