Create Legally Compliant Job Advertisements

Key Points

  • The focus of a job advertisement should be on the essential skills and job credentials rather than the type of applicant that is being sought.
  • Employers should avoid language in job advertisments that could be construed as indicating a preference for applicants on the basis of age, gender, race, religion or other protected characteristics.
  • Employers posting job requirements that are unrelated to their legitimate business needs may violate discrimination laws.

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