There’s a big Chinese company whose French subsidiary I interviewed for, and have accepted the offer unofficially (unofficially meaning they emailed me the outline of the contract, we discussed on the phone and I accepted the offer, but I didn’t sign any contract yet). Now, after they proposed me the salary and we agreed upon and I accepted it, they’re asking me the detail of the salary from my last job.
My question is: can they legally do that in France, and if yes, am I legally supposed to answer this question? If I don’t answer it, am I risking my contract ? The salary they proposed is 12000€ higher than my previous salary. Sorry to state this fugure, but my fear is if they reduce the proposed salary after knowing this.
Also, they wrote that they need this info just for the record in ther system, but I wonder if they can actually ask to see the last contract? You see, if not, I could just make up any salary and tell them, how couls they verify that? I’m not saying I’ll do so, but I still am trying to see why they need the last salary, and what proofs they need.