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When applying for a job, it's important to know what your rights are during the process.

Our section Job applications and interviews looks at the types of things it's OK for potential employers to ask you during the recruitment process – as well as what's not OK.

To learn more about the types of checks you can expect employers to make about you when offering you a job (e.g. criminal records checks, health questionnaires, the right to work in the UK), see our section on References and checks.

Our section on Job offers gives information about what you can expect from a job offer and what your rights are if things don't go according to plan.

What is the law guide

The Desktop Lawyer law guide aims to present the law to you in a comprehensive yet jargon-free and easy-to-read format. Our law guide is constantly kept up to date with changes in business and family law by our team of in house solicitors, and includes information across all the legal jurisdictions in the UK.

Our law guide is free to use. Where we provide documents related to this area of law, or where they may help you with any legal issue in this area, they will be listed to the right of this message.

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