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Against what sort of criteria should job applications be compared?
How can an employer ensure that line managers draw up a shortlist for a position without unlawfully discriminating against applicants?
Is it permissible to exclude from a shortlist any job applicants who submit untidy or badly written applications?
Is it unlawful to exclude a job applicant from the shortlist on the grounds that his or her disability would cause practical difficulties for the employer?
If a job applicant has suffered from a debilitating illness in the past, can he or she be excluded from the shortlist?
Can an employer use an automated process in making shortlisting decisions?
At what stage of the recruitment process should employers make the decision to take positive action?
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