Discriminatory Job Adverts

Victoria Shepherd

Victoria Shepherd

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9 March 2016

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have revealed that they have received over 100 complaints in the last year about discriminatory job advertisements. The Equality Act 2010 sets out a number of ‘protected characteristics’ which employers are not able to discriminate on. Compensation for discrimination claims is uncapped, yet many employers seem oblivious to this peril.

The EHRC highlighted some examples of discriminatory adverts which had been brought to their attention. These included a position being restricted to ‘UK passport holders only’ and others adverts explicitly seeking ‘young’ workers. There is no ambiguity when it comes to the issue of whether these are lawful – they are not!

At Alpha, we have a vast experience in providing bespoke advice on HR and employment law issues. This is of particular importance where discrimination is concerned as the uncapped potential compensation means the stakes are high. If you would like to have Alpha on your side, please feel free to contact us.

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