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At Kew Law our employment law solicitors can offer our clients the advice necessary to ensure that they avoid the many legal pitfalls which they may encounter throughout the recruitment process, ensuring they do not encounter expensive tribunal claims/settlements which may otherwise arise as a result of not seeking our clear advice.

All candidates are protected against discrimination in respect of their:

  • Sex (this includes pregnancy-related and gender reassignment discrimination)
  • Race – colour; race; nationality; ethnic or national origins
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religious and other beliefs
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Trade union membership.

Candidates are protected throughout the recruitment process and beyond, covering arrangements made for recruitment, the terms of employment offered and refusing or deliberately failing to offer employment. You may still be found liable to discrimination even if you inadvertently discriminate against a group of people. The law aims to create equal opportunities for all employees. There is no generalised law of equal opportunities in this country. There are a sequence of statutes and regulations with define certain heads of discrimination but there is no single, coherent structure to the sequence, so it is essential that an employer seeks the professional advice of a solicitor to ensure they are not breaching the law.

Common areas of the recruitment process which should be of particular concern to the employer and of which we can offer advice are:

  • Person specification and job description
  • Advertisements
  • Short listing
  • Interviewing
  • Making an offer
  • Unsuccessful candidates and feedback

It is advisable to have an Equal Opportunities Policy and train members of staff on this, particularly those involved in the recruitment process. At Kew Law we can provide you with an Equal Opportunities Policy and run seminars to train your employees involved in the recruitment process to avoid potential costly tribunal claims/settlements.

Contact us here for an initial discussion and to make an appointment or call our mobile friendly number on 033 33 22 1000 or 0800 987 8156 to speak to an Employment Law Solicitor.

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