David Malamatenios is a partner and Colin Makin, Sandra Martins, Melissa Powys- Rodrigues and Linda Quinn are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
In this unusual case, a job applicant who passed three interview stages, but had her conditional offer of employment withdrawn over poor psychometric testing results, unsuccessfully claimed age discrimination.
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.
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.
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.
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