Employment Handbook - Hiring


Who, What, Why . . .

Who does it apply to: Every employer, but especially those subject to discrimination laws (over 15 employees).

What pre-search considerations are there: There are a lot of things to consider before you even announce a job. You should determine if you will search internally, outside the company, through the newspaper, or use the internet. Whatever you select, make sure that your posting reaches all demographics. For example, considering only local residents in an almost all black neighborhood would be discriminatory toward Hispanics. Prepare your job description in advance and base it on the actual needs of the position and not your personal views. Just because a job is physically demanding is not a reason to exclude people over 40. Make sure you use an application form that does not suggest discrimination or ask for information on protected characteristics such as age and religion.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Gray Reed & McGraw | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Gray Reed & McGraw on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.