Our employment law solicitors can offer the advice necessary to ensure that the client 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 the clear advice.
All candidates are protected against discrimination in respect of their:
- Sexual orientation
- Religious and other beliefs
- 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
- Short listing
- Making an offer
- Unsuccessful candidates and feedback
We know the law, and we know how to make the best of your situation.
If you require help then our Employment Solicitors will be able to assist you with your query. We will always aim to seek a solution or resolve your claim / matter outside of the Employment Tribunal. Our specialist Employment Solicitors understand that Litigation problems can prove extremely stressful and worrying, but ignoring these issues will not make them go away. If you are struggling with Employment matter, please Contact us for advice from our specialist solicitors.
Further reading The Law Society: Problems at Work