Management and Organizational Studies 3385A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Harvard Step Test, Fide, Canadian Human Rights Act

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Chapter 3: foundations of recruitment and selection i: legal issues. Promote the entry and retention of people from designated groups. Labour laws, employment standards, and related legislation grant certain employment rights to both employers and employees, but also impose a wide range of employment responsibilities and obligations. It is a discriminatory practice, directly or indirectly: to refuse to employ o continue to employ any individual. Part 2: key legal concepts in recruitment and selection. Direct discrimination: direct discrimination occurs when an employer adopts a practice or that, on its face, discriminates on a prohibited ground. If this occurs, then the burden is on the employer to show the rule is valid in application to all the members of the affected group. Adverse effect discrimination: adverse effect discrimination (indirect discrimination) refers to a situation where an employer, in good faith, adopts a policy or practice that has an intended, negative impact on members of a protected group.

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