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Applicant with Asperger's syndrome wins 'significant' tribunal case

Senior Associate Keely Rushmore comments on adjustments to recruitment processes for candidates with Asperger's syndrome.

EAT agrees multiple-choice testing was discriminatory; employers urged to reconsider recruitment practices

Firms may want to rethink their recruitment policies after the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that a woman with Asperger’s syndrome was discriminated against when she was asked to take a situational judgement test.

The case is thought to mark one of the first times a claim for indirect disability discrimination – where a workplace rule or policy that applies to all employees leaves a disabled person at a disadvantage – has succeeded at EAT level.

In People Management, Senior Associate Keely Rushmore explains more, click here.

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