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The Equality and Human Rights Commission have warned that thousands of people could be at risk of being denied jobs and services each year due to the publishing of unlawful and discriminatory adverts.
The Commission has received more than a hundred complaints of illegal, discriminatory, adverts in little over a year, some of these included:
All of the above adverts are in complete breach of the Equality Act 2010 which is a framework that protects against direct and indirect discrimination of people who fall under the nine protected characteristics, set below in alphabetical order:
Government departments, service providers, employers, education providers, providers of public functions, associations and membership bodies and transport providers all have a responsibility under the Act. Employers also have a legal obligation to provide effective reasonable adjustments in recruitment and at work. This is not only the law, it is good practise. Reasonable adjustments can take many forms and they needn't be costly, they can be as minimal as allocating a parking space to an interviewee with restricted mobility.
Check out our Reasonable Adjustments Planning Ahead infographic to get you started on your journey towards diversity confidence.