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Unlawful recruitment practices

Updating author: Lynda Macdonald

Brightmine editor: Laura Merrylees


  • Employers are prohibited from making statements or asking questions during the recruitment process that indicate that recruitment will be dependent on whether or not a job candidate opts out of pensions auto-enrolment. (See Pensions auto-enrolment and prohibited recruitment conduct)
  • Job applicants have the right not to be refused employment on account of their union membership or non-membership. (See Trade union membership)
  • It is unlawful to blacklist workers from employment because of their current or past trade union membership or activities. (See Blacklisting)