Jobserve's chief defends 'censorship' decision

Following claims on various recruitment industry forums, Jobserve has defended its decision to censor adverts that insist on candidates holding valid EU work permits.

Jobserve's founder, Robbie Cowling, told 'Professional Recruiter' magazine that this censorship policy was introduced to ensure that his site complied with UK employment regulations:

"Workers from non-EU countries can have leave to work in the UK, and adverts insisting on candidates holding EU permits discriminated against these applicants.."

Cowling continued:

"We would be liable for prosecution if we were to advertise a job based in the UK and include the statement “EU or UK work permit essential”,’ he said. ‘It would exclude anyone who has permanent leave to remain in the UK.'

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