Employers must "do the right thing"

08-05-2008

Employers must
Bosses should ensure that they are stamping out any form of discrimination in the office by implementing good policies, one expert has said.

By sticking to these policies, bosses can stop discrimination against female job applicants, secretary of the Employment Lawyers Association Richard Linskell stated.

"It's a combination of the desire by good employers to do the right thing backed by the possibility of costly litigation which is likely to improve the position for women in the workplace," he commented.

The Employment Law Advisory Service (Elas) recently discovered that over half of UK bosses will try to assess whether a female job candidate may fall pregnant in the first few months of starting the jobs.

And 76 per cent of employers stated that they would not hire a woman for a job if they knew that she would become pregnant within a few months of starting work.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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