My wife recently applied for a job that, according to the job description etc, she was ideally suited for with appropriate experience and skills etc. She had a letter saying that she didn’t get an interview – her usual approach would be to call and ask for feedback on why it was that she didn’t get further, however, the letter says it is the policy of the compnay not to tell people why their application was not successful.

So, my question is; does the company have any legal obligation to tell applicants why their application was unsuccessful regardless of what their policy might be and can anyone direct me to appropriate legislation that clarifies this issue.

many thanks in advance.