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Question 477 August 2006

Re-employing the accident-prone.

We are recruiting for staff and some of the applicants have previously worked in the company. Unfortunately some have a long history of accidents and claims against the company. Obviously we cannot discriminate against any person, however, as we have a duty to our existing workforce to their health and safety can we take their previous known history as part of the selection process?


The following 5 companies answered this question:

  • Atkins
  • Babcock International Group PLC
  • De La Rue plc
  • Homeserve plc

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