Discrimination in Recruitment
Kristie Willis has been featured in HRreview with her article titled "Discrimination in Recruitment"
"the recent successful claim by a Jewish woman, Aurelie Fhima, for indirect discrimination following the refusal of her application for employment has brought discrimination against job applicants into the spotlight.
Ms Fhima was interviewed for a position in the call centre of Travel Jigsaw which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The successful applicant would be required to work shifts on five of the seven days. Ms Fhima explained at interview that she observed the Sabbath and was therefore unable to work Saturdays. Following this, she received a rejection letter stating “We cannot offer you a position at this time. We are still looking for people flexible enough to work Saturdays...”