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Applicant's 'flabbergasting campaign' of job interviews leads to police intervention

Applicant's 'flabbergasting campaign' of job interviews leads to police intervention

Under the 2010 Equality Act, employers must make “reasonable adjustments” for disabled applicants to attend a job interview – and every recruiter knows this.

However, the Act does not say that disabled interviewees can claim expenses for travel or accommodation – did you know this?

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Comments (4)

  • peter2
    Mon, 6 Mar 2017 1:29pm GMT
    he also applied for a job we had going in SE England. Having been shortlisted and granted an interview then the demands started! first class travel, hotels for him and carer, meals etc. We said we'd fly to see him instead as costs were over £1200 - response; a tirade of abuse and threats. Withdrew interview offer as a result and this bully went away. Nasty piece of work!
  • T
    Fri, 3 Mar 2017 2:04pm GMT
    He applied for several jobs at the charity I work for too.. Very aggressive approach in stating demands - We did not take his applications further as he didn't meet the criteria.
  • Peter
    Fri, 3 Mar 2017 12:37pm GMT
    Why does he spoil the reputation of other disabled people, Yomi? Surely the whole point of anti-discrimination principles, polices and laws is to prevent people typecasting an individual based on their affiliation with a broader group of people who share nothing more than a single erroneous characteristic?
    I am concerned for your ability to make impartial recruitment decisions if you find it so easy to see reputation jumping from one person to a group like this.
  • Yomi A
    Yomi A
    Tue, 28 Feb 2017 5:12pm GMT
    He applied to our charity in London as well. We were shocked at the tone of the application, very threatening indeed. We decided not to go to any extra length to meet his demands and he didn't meet the minimum criteria for the job anyway. But I can imagine that some less experienced recruiter would have felt under pressure to interview him. What a candidate! He spoils the reputation of other disabled candidates out there in a similar situation looking for their next job.