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Our experienced employment law team is here to provide expert guidance and support throughout the processes of recruitment and promotion, from drafting job descriptions and employment contracts to advising on discrimination and equal opportunities.

Our solicitors work closely with our clients to ensure that their recruitment and promotion practices are legally compliant and effective in attracting and retaining the best talent.

  • When you are recruiting or promoting staff, it’s essential you follow a procedure that is fair and eliminates the risk of claims of discrimination.
  • With many stages in the recruitment and promotion process, it’s all too easy to make a mistake, and expert legal advice now could save you problems later on.
  • Our employment solicitors will support you with helpful advice, and help ensure you are legally compliant and fair.

Are you looking to recruit more staff or promote existing staff? You should minimise the risk of any discrimination claims being brought against you, by seeking legal advice as early as possible.

Katherine Maxwell

Katherine Maxwell

Partner | Employment

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Setting a fair procedure

Regardless of whether you are recruiting more staff or promoting existing staff, as an employer you must ensure you follow a fair procedure. There are many points you may need to consider throughout the recruitment process, such as how candidates should apply, how to withdraw an offer and whether a probationary period is appropriate.

Additionally, in every stage there are pitfalls you could fall into unwittingly. It’s important to be able to identify those pitfalls and understand how you can avoid them, by following the correct policies and procedures. Taking expert legal advice from the outset can save you having to deal with problems later on. It will help prevent any claims being brought against you, or if claims are brought, ensure you have strongest possible defence.

This precautionary, prudent approach applies to all stages of the recruitment process:-

  • Identifying the vacancy;
  • Preparing a job description and person specification;
  • Deciding whether an exemption, such as occupational requirements, applies to the vacancy;
  • Advertising the vacancy: inviting applications (using either application forms or other means of applying) and dealing with speculative applications;
  • Ensuring GDPR compliance;
  • Shortlisting and interviewing;
  • Making an offer of employment, subject to conditions where appropriate (and, where necessary, withdrawing the offer); and
  • Inducting the new employee, starting with a probationary period if necessary.

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Why choose our solicitors to help with recruitment and promotion?

We have a team of solicitors who are experts in employment law and have years of experience helping businesses with recruitment and promotion. We understand the importance of finding the right candidates and creating fair and effective promotion policies. Our team will work closely with you to ensure your recruitment and promotion processes are legally compliant and tailored to your specific needs. Trust us to help you build a strong and successful team.

How can our solicitors help with recruitment and promotion?

If you need a solicitor who can assist with recruitment and promotion by providing expert legal advice and guidance on employment law, contracts, and policies, then Moore Barlow can help. We will ensure that your recruitment process is fair and compliant with all relevant legislation, and provide support with creating effective promotion strategies that align with your business objectives. Our team can also assist with any disputes or issues that may arise during the recruitment or promotion process.

With our expert teams based across our offices in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington and Woking, we’re ideally placed to offer specialist support both locally and nationally.

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