A Clerical Officer v A State Body [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Recruitment and Selection
Issues covered: Age; Discrimination; Promotion; Photographs

This case involved a complaint that the claimant was discriminated by reason of his age. He was allegedly not promoted by the respondent due to his relative youth in comparison with other candidates. The complainant submitted that a number of actions of the interview board indicated discriminatory treatment, including but not limited to the fact he had to provide a photograph of himself for the interview process. The respondents claimed that the interview process had been transparent and impartial at all times and that the photograph requirement was proportionate and objectively justified in order to prevent personation.

The Court held that the complainant had failed to discharge the burden

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This article is correct at 28/09/2017

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