DISCRIMINATION - 27.08.2020
Q&A - can we ask for minimum experience?
Q. We’re recruiting for a role and would prefer someone who has several years’ experience, mainly because it will reduce our training costs. Can we state in our job ad that all applicants must have a minimum number of years’ experience? A. Whilst it isn’t unlawful to ask for a minimum number of years’ experience, it’s not generally advisable to do so. This is because the requirement could potentially exclude younger candidates and that would amount to indirect age discrimination. The only time you could legitimately ask for a minimum number of years’ experience is where the request can be justified, for example, certain professional roles may require a minimum length of qualification. ...
AGE DISCRIMINATION - 10.02.2020
“Happy 50th” birthday card wasn’t age discrimination
An employee who alleged that a “Happy 50th” birthday card from her employer was an act of age discrimination and a breach of her personal data has lost her tribunal claim and been ordered to pay costs. Why did her claim fail?