Defending A Claim For Discrimination In Relation To Access To EmploymentPosted in : Equality Law Decisions on 13 March 2020
A recent decision before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) highlights the importance of following proper procedures and maintaining appropriate records during the recruitment process, in order to be in a position to robustly defend a claim for discrimination in relation to a candidate's application for a job.
The Complainant in this case applied for the position of Employment and Training Support Worker. The Complainant was unsuccessful in his application and alleged that he had been discriminated on the grounds of disability. The Respondent denied the allegation and argued that it was simply a case that there were several excellent candidates who presented for the role
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