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Equal Opportunities Legislation.

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Equal Opportunities Legislation

Equal opportunities law states that a person applying to a job isn't allowed to be discriminated against by an employer because of:

* their sex/gender

* their religion

* their race or colour

* any disability that that may have

If an applicant to a job thinks that they may have been discriminated against, they can complain to the Equal Opportunities Commission who will review their case. If the company is found to be guilty of discrimination then they can be prosecuted and forced to pay compensation to the applicant who did not get the job.

The Laws businesses have to take into account when recruiting and selecting staff

Sex Discrimination Act 1975

A law was passed in 1975 which made it unlawful to discriminate against a person because of their sex or because they are married. A company cannot advertise for people of a certain sex, neither can they show sex discrimination in training or promotion opportunities at work.

Direct sex discrimination occurs when a person of one sex is treated less favourably on grounds of sex than a person of the other sex would

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