: the Impact of Legal and Regulatory Framework on Recruitment and Selection Activities

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Name: Kelvin Tung
Unit 13: Recruitment and Selection in Business
Title: The Impact of Legal and Regulatory Framework on Recruitment and Selection Activities (P2)

As recruitment and selection is very important part for any organisation, there will be a lot of legislation that every company will need to comply of. This is to ensure that the process is fair and that everyone can have equal access to job vacancies. They are quite a number of legislation that involves recruitment around the UK. Some of the legislations are also governed by the EU (European Union) as the UK is part of the EU. Some of the main pieces of legislation that are currently affecting the UK as part of the EU are briefly outlined here. All these laws will change all
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Employees must be protected from discrimination, victimisation and harassment and can use an industrial tribunal to force employers to change the way they operate or to seek compensation. Direct and Indirect discrimination is also applied to the Race Relations Act. Direct discrimination would be a job that’s being advertised as only suitable for someone that has a black skin so it would discriminate against anyone that has a white skin. Indirect discrimination would be when a job requires somebody to be only fair haired so it would be fair haired so it would be discriminating against people who do not have fair hair.

Equal Pay Act 1970 This act means that all men and women are to be paid equally. This includes all benefits, childcare allowances, sickness benefits and car allowances. This act makes sure that all men and women are paid the same amount of money when they are doing the same jobs, equivalent jobs and jobs of an equal value.

Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005 These acts make it unlawful for any disabled people to be treated less favourably because they are disabled unless they are very good reasons. Reasonable adjustments must be made to premises so that the disabled applicants or workers are not put at any substantial disadvantages. Making reasonable adjustments may be adding ramps for wheelchair access or a hearing loop for a person who finds it hard

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