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Are you hiring new employees? Make sure you don't discriminate based on these five reasons

by , 08 December 2014
When hiring new employees, make sure you don't discriminate during the selection process.

If you turn down job applicants because of any of these reasons you'll be guilty of unfair discrimination. This could lead to fines from the Department of Labour of up to R2.7 million or 10% of your turnover.

Keep reading below to see five of the 18 reasons for unfair discrimination you can use to make sure you're compliant...

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Are you hiring new employees? Make sure you don't discriminate based on these five reasons…

1. Race – Don't hire someone because of their race.

2. Gender – You can't turn down a woman for a job as a mechanic because 'it's a man's job'.

3. Political opinion – If you're an ANC supporter you can't discriminate against a job applicant who supports any other political party.

4. Trade union affiliation – You can't refuse a person a job because he belongs to a union or intends joining one.

5. Religion – If a Jewish person applies for a job, you can't employ him on condition that he works on Jewish holidays.

The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf reveals all 18 reasons. Make sure you're compliant by familiarising yourself with all of them. If you don't have a copy yet, click here now.


P.S. New changes have been made to the minimum wages for domestic workers as of 1 December 2014. Click here to find out what these changes are so you can manage your domestic worker legally.

 

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