Companies in the UK have been offered advice on how they can potentially avoid compensation claims based on grievances such as sex discrimination by abiding by the rules set out in the Equality Act 2010.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said that organisations should review their processes and procedures as the Act is implemented into law to make sure "all is well" with regard to their internal policy.
The body - which represents more than 13,500 members across the nation - has published its new legal bulletin to help employers do this effectively, with the document reminding bosses about new regulations they will not be able to contravene.
For example, firms must now ensure that their recruitment process is free from any sort of unlawful discrimination, including within the advertising of available roles within their business.
This means, the REC added, that only in "special circumstances" can adverts be worded to invite applications specifically from female jobseekers.
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Posted by Richard Saunders