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Interview advice to Employers - avoid questions as to health and disability in an interview

Do you ever ask potential job applicant to fill in a health questionnaire or refer you to their occupational health service prior to an offer being made? Do you ever ask potential job applicants about their previous sickness absence? If so you could be exposing yourself to a claim.

The Equality Act 2010 generally prevents a potential employer from asking any job applicant about their health or disability, unless or until the applicant has been offered a job or placed into a job pool from which that employer intends (when in a position to do so) to select a person to whom to offer work.

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Wage rates - What is your minimum entitlement ?

In the UK we have a National Minimum Wage and full details of these and other useful information can be found on the government website at www.direct.gov.uk.

There are different levels of minimum wage, depending on your age and whether you are an apprentice.

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