Recruitment Laws These are rules which the employers must fallow when hiring anyone, if these are broken then there are consequences which the person or the business will have to deal with. These are to protect the person who's applying for employment because there are many different things that can affect an employee below are the different laws that will affect a teacher when s/he applies for a job.
Discrimination This is when someone treats others unfairly on the bases of sex, age, race, color, ethnicity, and religion or disability .e.g. only white people are allowed to work at a posh restaurant. It is different from been prejudice because that is a thought and discrimination is bringing that thought into action. there are however places where discrimination does occur for example in a girls school, in which only girls are allowed to attend and boys are not allowed this is discrimination but its allowed by the government.
Sex discrimination Act 1975
This law states that no one should discriminate anyone directly or indirectly due to their sex. This will protect the person I'm hiring because they won't be treated by their gender so if I am hiring I need to make sure not to offend them by not giving them a job because of their sex.
E.g. one female and one male employer are chosen for a job the male gets that job because the work is hard. This will help the business because all the employees will find it comfortable working for the business because they will know that they are not different from any other employee, in the recruitment process it gives a fare chance to all the employees not matter what sex they are.
This law states that no matter what religion or beliefs a person has s/he should be treated equally to others. This will protect the employee because they won't be judged by their beliefs or religion. E.g. you are refused to get a job because you are a Muslim or because you are a theist. while I am hiring an employee I need to make sure that I don't judge on what their religion is I can ask them what religion there are so that I can make sure that if their may be anything in the job role that may offend them but I cant make a decision if to hire them on not because of their religion or what they believe in.
Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 This law states that people should not be treated different because of their sexual orientation. If I am hiring someone I need to make sure not to ask, if they are gay or a lesbian e.g. a female is refused to get a job because she is a lesbian.
Race Relations Act 1970 This act was introduced in order to stop people from being prejudice to race. This stops any racist comments or abuse from occurring in a business. When I am hiring a person I can ask them what race they are but I can not decide on if to give them a job because of their color. Racism can also occur in the school so I need to make sure that the person I will be hiring doesn't get offended. For example a teacher applies for a job and is rejected because of him being a black person.
If any business does not follow the race relation act 1976 then the employees who are being discriminated can take legal action against the business. And the business will have a bad reputation meaning that they will find it hard to get new employees to work for them because employees wouldn't want to work in a place where they may be discriminated. This may also mean that even if they find new employees they may not be the best one for the job so this can cause further problems for the business.
Equal Pay Act 1970
This law states that all the types of people should get the same pay if their job role and working hours are the same.this e.g. a person who is disabled receives a lower pay than a person who is not disabled. If this law is broken than it can cause problems between employees as they will complain about their pay because they will find it to be unfair and also it might cause employees with less pay to be less motivated at work.