In this article by Nathan Luke of Stacks Law Firm, we are reminded of the things we can and cannot ask during an interview with a potential candidate. Whilst some of the questions are obviously in the “don’t ask” basket, this piece points to some interesting things you can probe about.
Nathan Luke reminds us that “if you have certain expectations of your employees regarding appearance, you should have a clear, written policy setting out the relevant rules. This policy should be clearly articulated to employees before they accept the job.” Read more here.
When engaging a new employee it is important to “establish a system that will put the business in the best possible position to secure the right person for the job”. Legal issues to consider: employers need to be frank with candidates regarding the nature, terms and conditions of employment and that they do not fall foul of anti-discrimination laws.