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  • Date:
    11 December 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Oral assurances during contract negotiations trumped written terms

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers whether or not oral assurances given during negotiations that took place before a contract was signed trumped the written contractual terms.

  • Date:
    1 December 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

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

  • Date:
    7 October 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

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

    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.

  • Date:
    1 September 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    Sarah Wade, Rosie Kight, Amy Ross-Sercombe, Kate Edminson and Lydia Newman are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Type:
    Line manager briefings

    Making a job offer quiz

    A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on the law and practice relating to job offers.

  • Date:
    2 June 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    Disability discrimination: Prohibitive cost of reasonable adjustments justified withdrawal of job offer

    In Cordell v Foreign and Commonwealth Office EAT/0016/11, the EAT held that a deaf employee was not discriminated against when her employer refused to bear the cost of providing "lip-speaking" assistance abroad, which would have cost about £250,000 a year.

  • Date:
    1 May 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    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.

  • Type:
    FAQs

    Is it unlawful to ask for applicants' date of birth on application forms?

  • Date:
    24 April 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

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

    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.

  • Date:
    5 January 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    Experience requirement for shortlisting indirectly discriminated against female job applicant

    This Northern Ireland industrial tribunal decision is a good example of how an employer can indirectly discriminate against a female job applicant by making it a requirement to have a number of years' relevant experience within a narrow time frame, something that is more difficult for women who have been raising a family to achieve.