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Poland: Recruitment and selection

Original authors: Mark Carley and Anna Ludwinek
Updating author: Kalina Jaroslawska

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  • Direct and indirect discrimination in access to employment and the formation of employment relations is prohibited on various grounds. (See Discrimination)
  • Apart from general provisions on discrimination, the law provides little or no specific regulation of recruitment and selection methods. (See General)
  • There are special rules regarding the employment of people aged 15, 16 and 17. (See Young people and children)
  • There are restrictions on the employment of nationals of countries outside the EU member states, the European Economic Area countries and the European Free Trade Association member states. (See Foreign nationals)