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NotYouNaanBread Fri 12-Dec-14 13:44:58

I'm researching a startup to promote women in tech.

It will be a platform that connects women tech freelancers with projects all over the world - think Odesk (if you're familiar with tech freelancing) but all the contractors are women.

My question is if this is actually legal? Is a contractor subject to employment laws? I'm not actually hiring any of these women myself - I am matching them to contracts with other people and taking a fee. The hirer is not actually excluding women from their search because they are not obliged to use the contractors I put forward, they are just choosing to consider my pool of contractors (who happen to all be women).

Apologies if this is not the right place to ask this.

Hoppinggreen Fri 12-Dec-14 21:27:04

I suppose you are effectively a recruiter and so subject to any rules that recruitment consultants are.

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