My issue is about recruitment

Discrimination in the workplace can happen when your employer, workmate, or a company you are applying to, treat you less favourably than another person, because of who you are.

Recruitment is one of the areas covered by the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 (EEA).  This includes, for example, job advertisements, tests and interviews.

The EEA outlaws certain kinds of discrimination under nine specific grounds.  Not all forms of discrimination are prohibited under the EEA.

Discrimination in recruitment

Job advertisements

Advertisements that relate to jobs, work and training cannot include words or images which appear to show that certain people or groups are not welcome to apply.

Example An advertisement which says “young, energetic sales girl” gives the impression that men and older people are not welcome to apply.

You can inform us of advertisements that you think is discriminatory using this form.  In certain circumstances, we can make complaints to the Workplace Relations Commission against advertisers who we think are discriminating under the EEA.

Tests

Employers do not have to hire people who are not capable of doing the job.  But they do have to make sure that everyone who is asked to do a test is treated equally.  If you have a disability, employers have to provide appropriate measures if you need them.

Interviews

Employers do not have to hire people who are not capable of doing the job.  But they do have to make sure that everyone is treated equally during interviews.  They cannot ask discriminatory questions. If you have a disability and your employers is on notice, they have to provide appropriate measures if you need them.

You do not have to tell recruiters or prospective employers that you are covered by any of the nine grounds in the EEA .

Do you think you have been discriminated against in relation to recruitment?