Is there a legal requirement for an employer to provide a job description for each job vacancy?
Are there any circumstances in which an employer can insist on recruiting from a particular racial group?
How does a firm know if a job requires the holder to be an approved person?
Should employers always appoint the applicant with the highest level of qualifications to a post?
In what circumstances could an employer's requirements and conditions of the job lead to claims of discrimination?
In specifying the requirements for a job, what steps can an employer take to ensure that it is not liable to claims of indirect discrimination?
Can an employer stipulate an age limit for a job?
Is it permissible for an employer to specify that job applicants should have a clear spoken voice and good command of English?
Yes. Under para.1 of sch.9 to the Equality Act 2010, employers have a defence to a discrimination claim where, having regard to the nature or context of the work, being of a particular racial group is an occupational requirement, the application of which is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. The burden of showing that the exception applies is on the employer, and as this is an exception to the principle of non-discrimination, it is likely to be interpreted narrowly.
Are there any circumstances in which an employer can insist on recruiting either a man or a woman?
Can an employer restrict a job to people of a particular sexual orientation?
Can an employer restrict a job to people of a particular religion or belief?
Are there any circumstances in which an employer can specify the required race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or age of job applicants?
What should an employer do when recruiting for a job that it believes will require a particular level of fitness or health?
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