Under the Equality Act 2010, employers are prevented from asking potential recruits questions about their health before a job offer is made, with some exceptions. This means that employers need to be careful about the questions they ask during the recruitment process in order to avoid liability for disability discrimination. Employment lawyer Kate Barker looks at what this means for employers in practice.
The Government consults on the reform of disability employment programmes to help meet the needs and aspirations of disabled people.
Practical guidance on the duty to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, including the interview; and questions about health and disability.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the recruitment and retention of disabled workers.