A step-by-step guide to preventing discrimination in recruitment

by Australian Human Rights Commission | Guide/Tool
A guide to preventing discrimination during recruitment processes

Australian Human Rights Commission guide to preventing discrimination during the recruitment process (opens in new window).


Employers recruit in different ways. Some may use in-house human resources personnel; others may hire a recruitment agent to short-list the applicants and help select the successful candidate.

If you use your own staff to recruit, you must make sure they are aware of their obligations under the law and are dedicated to a fair process.

If you use a recruitment agent, you must make sure the agent is aware of their legal obligations when it comes to discrimination.