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Romania: Recruitment and selection

Original and updating authors: Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Peterson (Gabriela Dinu, Roxana Abrasu and Daniel Stancescu)

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  • Both indirect and direct discrimination are explicitly prohibited in access to employment on a wide range of grounds. (See Discrimination)
  • There is no general statutory regulation of job advertisements, but they must not be discriminatory on the statutory prohibited grounds. (See Advertising vacancies)
  • Some aspects of the selection process are regulated by legislation. (See Selection)
  • A job offer is binding on the employer and, if accepted, on the employee. (See Job offers)
  • The employment of children who are under the age of 15 is prohibited and the employment of individuals aged 15 to 18 is subject to special rules. (See Young people and children)
  • Foreign nationals are generally required to have a work approval to be employed in Romania unless they are citizens of the EU member states, the other European Economic Area countries or Switzerland. (See Foreign nationals)
  • Employers with more than 50 employees must ensure that a specified percentage of their workforce is made up of people with disabilities, or pay a financial penalty. (See Employment quota for people with disabilities)
  • Employees who have been dismissed as part of a collective redundancy are, under certain conditions, entitled to be re-employed by the employer. (See Priority for employment)
  • Employers must record all new recruits in an official "general register of employees". (See Employee register)