Updated to include changes to the law on employing foreign nationals.
In Pnaiser v NHS England and another  IRLR 170 EAT, the EAT held that a former employer unlawfully discriminated against a disabled employee who had taken significant disability-related sick leave in giving her a negative reference, and her prospective employer discriminated by withdrawing the job offer.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that both the claimant's former and prospective employers committed discrimination arising from disability when a negative verbal reference resulted in a job offer being withdrawn.
The latest XpertHR research reveals a competitive UK recruitment market, with extensive skills shortages in many areas - particularly engineering, marketing and IT. Meanwhile, employers are increasingly moving online to find suitable job candidates and to process their applications.
An employment tribunal has found that an employer did not commit discrimination arising from disability and met its duty to make reasonable adjustments when it withdrew a conditional job offer after health and safety concerns over a job applicant's epilepsy.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that there is nothing in agency workers laws to prevent employers from choosing permanent members of staff over agency workers for job vacancies.
Latest XpertHR research indicates that employers, currently recruiting in a competitive market, are increasingly turning to online candidate-attraction methods, but only a minority have seen a fall in hiring costs.
An employment tribunal has found that, while the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93) require employers to provide agency workers with information about relevant vacancies, they do not require equality of opportunity during the selection process with internal applicants who are permanent members of staff.
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