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23rd September 2020

Discrimination | Jobseeker 'denied' interview over wheelchair access

Jobseeker 'denied' interview over wheelchair access

Despite the legal ramifications, candidates have been discriminated against for a number of reasons in the past, including race, gender and age; now one jobseeker has raised claims that she was discriminated against due to a disability. According to the BBC, a trainee barrister shared that she had a job interview cancelled when a law firm found out that she used a wheelchair. After applying for a job in Sheffield for a firm that provides legal services for BT, Holly Girven inquired about wheelchair access but claimed that her online interview was then cancelled as the office was not accessible. In addition, Girven said that she also had her request to work remotely turned down, and later described the experience as ‘upsetting’. Read more Exec wins claim against 'old boys' network' “They...

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