British Telecommunications Plc v Meier Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNI Court of Appeal (NICA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Recruitment and Selection
The claimant had applied for a graduate job with BT. The claimant’s mother emailed his CV and outlined that her son had Autism Spectrum Disorder and dyslexia and was wanting to avail of the BT Disability Scheme that guaranteed an interview when the minimum criteria was met for the job. For these jobs, BT also used a Situational Strength Test which presented the candidate with a series of scenarios with the candidate having to rank the responses in order of preference. This test was not outlined as an essential criterion in the initial job advertisement.
The claimant’s mother worried about how her son would perform in the test but felt that the guaranteed
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