Employment Solicitor

BHP Law

United States
Aug 3rd, 2022

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Employment Solicitor
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APPLICATION

Application to: People Services Team via email: [email protected]
This firm welcomes applications from all sections of the community irrespective of age, marital status, race, religion, ethnic origin, nationality,
sex, sexual orientation or disability.

REWARDS:

> Excellent salary

> Flexible, friendly working
environment

> Pension scheme

> Private healthcare

> Death in service

> Referral bonus schemes

> Career development and
learning opportunities

> Competitive annual leave
package with an extra day
for your birthday

> Office closure during the
Christmas break

> Occasional staff rewards/
gifts

> Staff social events

> Opportunity to join and be
involved in the BHP Law
wellbeing groups

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
> At least three years PQE
> Experience in dealing with all employment matters from new enquiries;

providing initial advice to employers and employees and conducting
employment tribunal claims (for claimants and respondents)

> Able to provide HR advice and support to employers (including
drafting and advising on employment documents e.g. contracts,
policies etc.), drafting and advising on settlement agreements.

> Highly motivated
> Able to handle their own caseload
> Good IT skills
> Exceptional relationship building & networking skills
> Working to build a business development strategy with other teams

across our offices.

BHP Law is a well established regional law firm providing high quality legal services across the
North East with offices in Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, Tynemouth and Stockton.

We are looking to add to our Employment team and to expand our practice.

This is a permanent full time position.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT?
BHP Law is a “data controller”. This means that we are
responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal
information about you. You are being sent a copy of this
privacy notice because you are applying for work with us
(whether as an employee, worker or contractor). It makes
you aware of how and why your personal data will be used,
namely for the purposes of the recruitment exercise, and how
long it will usually be retained for. It provides you with certain
information that must be provided under the General Data
Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679)

DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLES
We will comply with data protection law and principles, which
means that your data will be:

> Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.

> Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly
explained to you and not used in any way that is
incompatible with those purposes.

> Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and
limited only to those purposes.

> Accurate and kept up to date.

> Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have
told you about.

> Kept securely.

THE KIND OF INFORMATION WE HOLD ABOUT YOU
In connection with your application for work with us, we will
collect, store, and use the following categories of personal
information about you:

> The information you have provided to us in your curriculum
vitae and covering letter.

> The information you have provided on our application form,
including name, title, address, telephone number, personal
email address, date of birth, gender, employment history,
qualifications.

> Any information you provide to us during an interview.

We may also collect, store and use the following “special
categories” of more sensitive personal information:

> Information about your race or ethnicity, religious beliefs,
sexual orientation and political opinions.

> Information about your health, including any medical
condition, health and sickness records.

> Information about criminal convictions and offences.

HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED?
We collect personal information about candidates from the
following sources:

> You, the candidate.

> Recruitment agencies, from which we collect the following
categories of data: CV

> Background check providers, from which we collect the
following categories of data:

> Credit reference agencies, from which we collect the

following categories of data: Credit History

> Disclosure and Barring Service in respect of criminal
convictions.

> Your named referees.

> The following data from third parties is from a publicly
accessible source LinkedIn, Facebook, Google,

HOW WE WILL USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We will use the personal information we collect about you to:

> Assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the
work/role.

> Carry out background and reference checks, where
applicable.

> Communicate with you about the recruitment process.

> Keep records related to our hiring processes.

> Comply with legal or regulatory requirements.

It is in our legitimate interests to decide whether to appoint
you to the role since it would be beneficial to our business to
appoint someone to that role

We also need to process your personal information to decide
whether to enter into a contract of employment/contract with
you.

Having received your CV and covering letter and your
application form, we will then process that information to
decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be
shortlisted for the role. If you do, we will decide whether your
application is strong enough to invite you for an interview. If we
decide to call you for an interview, we will use the information
you provide to us at the interview to decide whether to offer
you the role. If we decide to offer you the role, we will then
take up references and carry out a criminal record check
before confirming your appointment.

If you fail to provide personal information
If you fail to provide information when requested, which is
necessary for us to consider your application (such as evidence
of qualifications or work history), we will not be able to process
your application successfully. For example, if we require a
credit check or references for this role and you fail to provide
us with relevant details, we will not be able to take your
application further.

HOW WE USE PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE PERSONAL
INFORMATION
We will use your particularly sensitive personal information in
the following ways:

> We will use information about your disability status
to consider whether we need to provide appropriate
adjustments during the recruitment process, for example
whether adjustments need to be made during a test or
interview.

> We will use information about your race or national or
ethnic origin, religious, philosophical or moral beliefs, or
your sexual life or sexual orientation, to ensure meaningful
equal opportunity monitoring and reporting.

INFORMATION ABOUT CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS
We do not envisage that we will process information about
criminal convictions.

We will collect information about your criminal convictions
history if we would like to offer you the work (conditional on
checks and any other conditions, such as references, being
satisfactory). We are entitled to carry out a criminal records
check in order to satisfy ourselves that there is nothing in your
criminal convictions history which makes you unsuitable for the
role. In particular:

> The role requires a high degree of trust and integrity and
so we would like to ask you to seek a basic disclosure of
your criminal records history.

We have in place an appropriate policy document and
safeguards which we are required by law to maintain when
processing such data.

AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING
You will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant
impact on you based solely on automated decision-making.

DATA SHARING
Why might you share my personal information with third
parties?
We will only share your personal information with the following
third parties for the purposes of processing your application:
Recruitment Agencies, Search Consultancies, referees, Data
Protection Agencies. All our third-party service providers and
other entities in the group are required to take appropriate
security measures to protect your personal information in
line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service
providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We
only permit them to process your personal data for specified
purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

DATA SECURITY
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent
your personal information from being accidentally lost, used
or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In
addition, we limit access to your personal information to those
employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who
have a business need-to-know. They will only process your
personal information on our instructions and they are subject
to a duty of confidentiality. Details of these measures may be
obtained from BHP’s Risk Co-ordinator.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected
data security breach and will notify you and any applicable
regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required
to do so.

DATA RETENTION
How long will you use my information for?
We will retain your personal information for a period of 6
months after we have communicated to you our decision
about whether to appoint you to role We retain your personal
information for that period so that we can show, in the event of
a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates
on prohibited grounds and that we have conducted the

recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this
period, we will securely destroy your personal information in
accordance with our data retention policy.

If we wish to retain your personal information on file, on the
basis that a further opportunity may arise in future and we may
wish to consider you for that, we will write to you separately,
seeking your explicit consent to retain your personal
information for a fixed period on that basis.

RIGHTS OF ACCESS, CORRECTION, ERASURE, AND
RESTRICTION
Your rights in connection with personal information
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

> Request access to your personal information (commonly
known as a “data subject access request”). This enables
you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold
about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

> Request correction of the personal information that we
hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or
inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.

> Request erasure of your personal information. This enables
you to ask us to delete or remove personal information
where there is no good reason for us continuing to process
it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove
your personal information where you have exercised your
right to object to processing (see below).

> Object to processing of your personal information where
we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a
third party) and there is something about your particular
situation which makes you want to object to processing on
this ground. You also have the right to object where we are
processing your personal information for direct marketing
purposes.

> Request the restriction of processing of your personal
information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the
processing of personal information about you, for example
if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for
processing it.

> Request the transfer of your personal information to
another party.

If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your
personal information, object to the processing of your personal
data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal
information to another party, please contact BHP’s HR Manager
in writing.

RIGHT TO WITHDRAW CONSENT
When you applied for this role, you provided consent to us
processing your personal information for the purposes of
the recruitment exercise. You have the right to withdraw
your consent for processing for that purpose at any time. To
withdraw your consent, please contact BHP’s HR Manager.
Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn
your consent, we will no longer process your application and,
subject to our retention policy, we will dispose of your personal
data securely.

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach BHP Law directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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