Wilson v Mark Mason Employment Law Ltd [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIFET 01400/19FET
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Recruitment and Selection, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Time Limits; Religious or Political Discrimination

The respondent published a job advertisement on 21st May 2019 seeking an ‘Employment Lawyer’. One of the essential criteria was that the applicant had to be a qualified solicitor or barrister. The claimant applied for the role on 14th June, but was unsuccessful on the basis that he was not qualified as a solicitor or barrister. He was informed of this on 19th June. The claimant sought to demonstrate his applicability for the role by attaching copies of judgments he had been involved in as well as newspaper reports of cases in which he had represented claimants.

The claimant was informed that he was unsuccessful. Following this he sent an email on 18th July to the respondent stating that it

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This article is correct at 31/08/2021

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