Recruiters warned to heed Equalities Act in questions about mental health conditions

Recruiters have been warned to tread carefully when asking candidates about mental health conditions or risk falling foul of the Equalities Act.

The warning follows the findings of an independent review, commissioned in January and led by former chairman of bankers for HBOS Dennis Stevenson and chief executive of mental health charity Mind Paul Farmer, which also includes analysis by professional services firm Deloitte and the government.

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