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Multiple choice psychometric test discriminated against candidate with Asperger's syndrome (GLS v Brookes)

Multiple choice psychometric test discriminated against candidate with Asperger's syndrome (GLS v Brookes)
Published on: 08 May 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
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Employment analysis: A candidate with Asperger’s syndrome was discriminated against by being required to sit a multiple choice ‘Situational Judgment Test’ as part of a competitive recruitment process. The requirement to sit the test, and the candidate’s failure to proceed to the next stage of the process due to an inadequate test result, amounted to indirect discrimination, failure to comply with the duty to make reasonable adjustments and unfavourable treatment because of something arising in consequence of disability, according to the EAT. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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