Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH Case C-415/10 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Race discrimination: Unsuccessful job applicants have no right to disclosure of information under EU Directives

    7 October 2012

    In Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH Case C-415/10 ECJ, the ECJ held that EU law does not provide unsuccessful job applicants who believe they have been discriminated against with a right to disclosure of information. However, a refusal to answer a request for information, along with a failure to challenge that the applicant's expertise meets the advertised requirements and a refusal to invite the applicant to interview, are factors that a domestic court can take into account in deciding whether or not to infer discrimination.

  • Case round-up

    1 May 2012

    Georgina Kyriacou and David Malamatenios are partners and Sandra Martins, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • EU law does not require employers to disclose details of successful candidate to unsuccessful job applicant

    24 April 2012

    The European Court of Justice has held that an employer is not obliged to provide an unsuccessful job applicant with information on the successful candidate, although a failure to do so could lead to an inference of discrimination in a subsequent tribunal claim.