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Legal Alert - April 2019

A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

Case law: Employer unlawfully discriminated against white, straight, male job candidate

Employers must ensure their recruitment policies do not systemically favour job candidates with protected characteristics, such as a particular gender, sexual orientation, race or disability. However, they can operate a 'positive action plan' provided the relevant candidates are genuinely as well qualified as other candidates to do the job - or risk a discrimination claim.

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