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Course Aims:

This CPDcast provides a practical step by step account of how to avoid the most common pitfalls business fall into when recruiting employees. It outlines the legal background to this area, the mistakes made and clearly sets out the requisite steps to avoid making them. This is a no nonsense safety net which all businesses would be well advised of.

After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate the importance of recruitment in employment claims;
  • Have a sound understanding of the framework of discrimination law;
  • Be aware of the potential legal claims arising out of poor discrimination;
  • Have considered the potential recruitment pitfalls at the sages of screening and advertising;
  • Be aware of the potentially discriminatory implications of various methods of recruitment;
  • Understand the relevance of the introduction of the UK Sponsorship Licence.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Cheltenham Borough Council v Laird [2009] EWHC 1253 QB;
  • Corus Hotels plc v Woodward and another [2006] UKEAT 0536_05_1703;
  • The Equality Act 2010;
  • Gailey v Haes Systems Ltd [1999] ET/6002720/99\;
  • Locke v Lancashire County Council [1997] EWHC Admin 458;
  • Lyons v The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust UKEAT/0552/10/JOJ;
  • MacDonald v Barclays Bank [1974] Ch 339;
  • McCoy v James McGregor and Sons Ltd 00237/07IT;
  • Osborne Clarke Services v Purohit [2009] UKEAT 0305_08_0902.

In this CPDcast, Anna Robinson from Watson, Farley &Williams discusses some of the most common employment recruitment pitfalls.


Date Recorded: 5th September 2014

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