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Belgium: Recruitment and selection

Original and updating author: Mark Carley

Consultant editor: Thierry Viérin, Osborne Clarke


  • Direct and indirect discrimination in access to employment, and recruitment and selection is outlawed on various grounds. (See Discrimination)
  • Advertisements must not be discriminatory and must contain certain information. (See Advertising vacancies)
  • There are various rules relating to selection procedures. (See Selection)
  • Employers are obliged to provide induction for new recruits, including certain information. (See Induction of new recruits)
  • Workers under the age of 18 are subject to special rules. (See Young people and children)
  • There are restrictions on the employment of nationals of countries outside the EU member states, the other EEA countries and Switzerland. (See Foreign nationals)