What equality law means for you as an employer: when you recruit someone to work for you

What equality law means for you as an employer: when you recruit someone to work for you
Document type
Guidance
Corporate author(s)
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Publisher
Equality & Human Rights Commission
Date of publication
1 July 2011
Series
Equality Act 2010 Guidance for employers. Vol. 1 of 7.
Subject(s)
People management: all aspects of managing people, Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This guide is one of a series written by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to explain what employers must do to meet equality law, specifically when recruiting staff. The guide explains how an employer can avoid all the different types of unlawful discrimination. It recognises that smaller and larger employers may operate with different levels of formality, but makes it clear how equality law applies to everyone, and what this means for the way you (and anyone who already works for you) must do things. The guide covers the following situations and subjects:

  • Thinking about what the job involves and what skills, qualities and experience a person will need to do it
  • Job adverts
  • Application forms and CVs
  • Shortlisting applicants to meet or interview
  • Interviews, meetings and tests
  • Recruiting women who are pregnant or on maternity leave
  • Equality good practice.

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