Employers are required to comply with the Equality Act 2010 which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity (the “protected characteristics”). Discrimination on the grounds of trade union membership is also unlawful. Scope of Discrimination Legislation
It is important to formulate a job description and person specification at the start of the recruitment process and to ensure that their contents are clear, objective, appropriate, non-discriminatory and relevant. Job Description and Person Specification
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