Recruiting within the Law

Short Course
Duration: 1 day   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Gain all you need to know about the legal principles that apply to recruitment and selection.



Dates and Availability

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Start Date Location Availability Non-members Members Delegates  
22 November 2018
Duration: 1 day
London Spaces available
£490.00 + VAT Book places now

Booking information and ways to pay

  1. At checkout you can either pay online using a credit/debit card, cheque or BACS transfer, or you can request to pay by invoice. The invoice option is only available for bookings where a UK company name and address has been provided at checkout.
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The one day Recruiting within the Law course explains and reviews the impact of employment law throughout the recruitment process.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training. Request a call back and one of our consultants will get in touch to discuss your needs. 

Course Tutors

Mrs Jacqueline Alexander

Who is it for
HR practitioners or line managers responsible for recruitment within their organisation. No prior knowledge of the law on recruitment is required.

By the end of the Recruiting within the Law course, you will be able to:


  • understand the law relating to recruitment and selection
  • advise your organisation on how to handle recruitment issues effectively within the law and according to best practice
  • ensure that your organisation’s recruitment policies and procedures comply with the law.

Right person – right job

  • Job descriptions and person specifications, application forms
  • Advertising
  • Do’s and don’ts of the recruitment process
  • Shortlisting
  • Interviewing and use of psychometric tests

Before starting work

  • Offers: oral and written
  • What makes a contract
  • References and medicals
  • Avoiding illegal working
  • Criminal convictions
  • Work permits and visas

Establishing good working practices – to avoid discrimination:

  • Race, sex, pregnancy/maternity, marital status/civil partnership, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief and gender reassignment discrimination
  • Direct and indirect discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Equal pay issues
  • Data protection issues and recruitment
  • Retirement

Main contractual issues

  • ‘Employees’ versus ‘workers’
  • Agency workers
  • Fixed-term and part-time contracts
  • Providing a written statement of terms and conditions
  • Implied and express terms in a contract
  • Relocation
  • Employing non-UK nationals and the law on immigration and employment

Programme is subject to change pending new developments.

People who have been on this course say

The course tutor brought the information to life with a good balance of slides as well as verbal information. He was very clear in explanations and involved the group without making people feel uncomfortable. I have been able to feed back to the rest of the team on some legislative changes and interesting case studies. This has helped us ensure we remain compliant in our work, and of course minimise risk to the company. Laura, Recruitment Co-Ordinator