11 May Disability discrimination: multiple choice test for applicants placed woman with Asperger’s at particular disadvantage and was not justified

The EAT has upheld the decision of an employment tribunal that a job applicant with Asperger’s suffered indirect disability discrimination when her prospective employer required her to undergo a multiple choice test and refused to adjust the format of the test. The requirement was a PCP which put her at a particular disadvantage and which could not be justified. By refusing to accommodate the applicant’s request to receive answers in a different format, the employer had also failed to make reasonable adjustments. (The Government Legal Service v Brookes UKEAT/0302/16.) Source – PLC on Employment Law



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