Liability in testing job applicants

Dealing with risk of injury during unpaid job trial to assess skills
By Tim Mitchell
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/08/2009

Question: We are a grocery store and we encourage kitchen managers to have candidates perform a practical test as part of the interview process. For example, a cook may be asked to follow a recipe to help the company assess her knife and cooking skills. Is there anything the company should do to protect itself in the case of an injury and should the candidate be paid for the time?