THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB
When recruiting new staff under the Race Relations Act (1976).
"Employers should avoid drafting person specifications that could
potentially be discriminatory." said Michael Ball, employment partner
at law firm Halliwells. "They are advised to include only the criteria
needed to perform the duties in the job satisfactorily. Only where
there is a genuine occupational requirement for a person to be of a
certain nationality is it legal to advertise this. But it would be
difficult to prove this is the case."
Race is not the only grounds on which it is unlawful to discriminate
against a person. Other areas include religious belief, sex,
disability, marital status and, age. To operate within the law means
you must ensure all areas of your recruitment process stand up to
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- Person specification
- Job description
- Job advertisement
- Interview procedures
- Terms and conditions of employment