Employers fail to grasp recruitment laws


The results of a recent survey undertaken by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), suggests employers are ill-informed of the current law on recruitment. According to the report, less than half of employers checked employees had the right to work in the UK prior to hiring them, while 9% of employers believed that foreign workers were not entitled to the same wage as British ones.

In light of the survey, the EHRC has vowed to send a report to businesses reminding them of their legal recruitment responsibilities. In the same week a company has faced criticism for advertising for a personal assistant with a “classic look, brown long hair with B-C cup”. The approach has been labelled by the EHRC as “appalling, unlawful and demeaning to women”.

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