Don’t Discriminate in Job Ads


A press release from  the Equality and Human Rights Commission warns that thousands of people could be at risk of being denied jobs and services each year due to unlawful, discriminatory adverts, the Equality and Human Rights Commission warns today.

A post on the EHRC website says: “Complaints about adverts which discriminate against older workers or on the basis of sex appear the most common but people are also being prevented from having a fair shot at work opportunities because of their disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other characteristics, according to evidence gathered by the Commission.

The Commission has a series of short guides and checklists for those who place and publish adverts to help them advertise in line with equality legislation.

The advertising guidance is