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Is there a legal requirement for an employer to provide a job description for each job vacancy?
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?
Are there any circumstances in which an employer can insist on recruiting from a particular racial group?
Are there any circumstances in which an employer can insist on recruiting either a man or a woman?
Under the Equality Act 2010, a job can be restricted to candidates of a particular sexual orientation only where, having regard to the nature or context of the work, being of that sexual orientation is an occupational requirement and applying that requirement is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.
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