The key areas of law affecting recruitment and selection include discrimination, the right to work in the UK, criminal records checks and data protection. When recruiting staff, employers should understand and keep up to date with their legal obligations, making sure their recruitment and selection procedures comply with the law. Here you’ll find a collection of resources on how you can safely recruit within the law.

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