Age Discrimination in Selection for Promotion

Posted in : BEO Solutions on Employment Equality Decisions on 27 February 2017
Bernadette Treanor
Beo Solutions
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In this article, Bernadette Treanor reviews the cases of Mr. J Montgomery v Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DEC-E2016-133) and Ms. K Coffey v Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DEC-E2016-134).

Issues: Age, selection process, preliminary interview results

Both of these cases relate to the same promotion competition held by the Department.  Both the complainants are over 50 and they assert that they were unsuccessful in the preliminary round of interviews because of their age.  Four staff based in their area over 50 were unsuccessful in the preliminary interviews while six of 7 under the age of 45 progressed.

The case is a reminder of how these

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