HomeHome SearchSearch MenuMenu Our productsOur products

Part 2: Six more discriminatory selection practices you must avoid at all costs

by , 04 February 2014
It's unlawful to discriminate against job applicants. To make sure you're not guilty, steer clear of these six discriminatory selection practices.

In this article, we gave you nine discriminatory selection practices you must avoid in your workplace. Today, we're adding to this by giving you additional discriminatory selection practices.

Recruiting? Make sure you don't discriminate job applicants on these six grounds

#1: Sexual orientation. You're not allowed to discriminate against an applicant because he or she is homosexual or heterosexual.

#2: Age. You can never turn down an applicant because of his age.

#3: Disability. The Parliamentary Monitoring Group reports that according to Disabled People South Africa (DPSA), 'disabled people face a host of discriminatory practices, including human rights abuses, which are often not brought to the fore. [And] Attitudes and economic practices posed the greatest hindrance.'

This is wrong, it shouldn't be happening.

You can't discriminate against an applicant merely because he is disabled or ill. Many disabled people are efficient and able to work.

********************
Recruitment is not an easy process!
 
But, we've simplified it for you. Simply follow the tips, tools and advice we give you to get it right, first time, every time.
 
Now you can get step-by-step guidance on all aspects of recruitment, including:
 
• How to select the right candidate
• External and internal factors that will affect your recruitment process
• Making the most of the challenges and opportunities when you recruit in a tough economy
• How to meet all the legal requirements of recruitment
• How to create a winning job advertisement
• Top tips to get the most out of your interview
 
And so much more... Click here to discover how you can fly through your recruitment process.
*********************
Three more grounds you mustn't discriminate on..

#4: HIV status. Don't turn down an applicant because he has AIDS unless you can prove the illness is likely to be transmitted to other employees in the course of the work.

#5: Conscience. You're not allowed to reject an application from someone who is, for instance an anti-war protestor, simply because you're an armaments manufacturer.

#6: Language. The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service says the mere fact that you're English speaking doesn't justify only hiring people whose home language is English.

But if, for example, you run an operation where it's an inherent requirement for your employees to speak Swahili, you can turn down applications from English speaking applicants who can't speak Swahili.

You would probably be able to specify this requirement in a recruitment advertisement, although the law doesn't specifically allow for it, says the Loose Leaf Service.

Now that you know all about discriminatory selection practices, make sure you avoid discriminating job applicants.

Enjoyed this article? Subscribe to receive these free articles in your inbox daily.



Related articles




Related articles



Related Products



Comments
1 comments


Aimee 2014-03-17 12:52:31

What about adding downright discrimination to the list based on race or religion or type of preference . Or the fact that you cannot ask a woman if she is pregnant or plans to be?

Recommended for You 

  Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance



Here are all the most interesting, thought-provoking and common tax questions
asked by our subscribers over the last tax year – everything from A to Z!

To download Quick Tax Solutions for Busy Taxpayers – 35 tax answers at a glance click here now >>>
  Employees always sick? How to stop it today



Make sure you develop a leave policy to regulate sick leave in your company.

BONUS! You'll find an example of the leave policy and procedure in this report.

To download Employees always sick? How to stop it today click here now >>>
  Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism



This FREE e-report will tell you how you can reduce absenteeism in your workplace while avoiding the CCMA and without infringing your employees' labour rights.

To download Absenteeism: Little known ways to reduce absenteeism click here now >>>
  7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands



Don't let a health and safety incident cost you one more cent. Implement these seven
strategies in your company today.

To download 7 Health & safety strategies to save you thousands click here now >>>