The hiring process involves several steps between the employer and any job applicant. Everything from the employer’s advertising of an open position to the termination of an employee is regulated by law. For instance, employers are prohibited from discriminating against an applicant based on the applicant’s race, sex, religion, disability, ethnicity or age. Legislation that protects job applicants includes the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
If offered a position, a job applicant should make sure his or her duties are clearly written in a job description. A contract and benefits should be negotiated before accepting a job.
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Last updated: Oct. 1, 2008