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

This report relates to 1 case(s)

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    Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH Case C-415/10 ECJ (2 other reports)

    • 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.

recruitment | job applicant | disclosure of information | discrimination

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.