Wilson v Worthingtons Solicitors [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 23743/19
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Recruitment and Selection, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Time Limits; Age Discrimination; Job Advertisement

The respondent, a firm of solicitors, advertised a ‘Level Executive’ position in 2019.  The claimant applied for the role in April 2019 and was informed by a letter dated 1st May 2019 that he was not shortlisted for the role.   The claimant sought feedback (in July 2019) as to why he had not been shortlisted.   The respondent replied some 6 days later outlining that the claimant was not shortlisted because he did not possess a law degree.   On the advertisement it stated that a law degree and/or experience of working in a legal environment would be an advantage.  However, the respondent stated that they enhanced the criteria so that a law degree was

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This article is correct at 20/04/2022

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