Core guidance: Recruitment

Are you a worker or a job applicant?

This guide calls you a worker or a job applicant if you are working for someone else (who this guide calls your employer) or applying to work for them in a work situation. Most situations are covered, even if you don't have a written contract of employment or if you are a contract worker rather than a worker directly employed by the employer.. Recruiting people to other positions like trainees, apprentices and business partners is also covered.  Sometimes, equality law only applies to particular types of worker, such as employees, and we make it clear if this is the case.

The next part of this guide tells you more about how an employer can avoid all the different types of unlawful discrimination in the following situations:

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2010