Bogus Job Applicants Not Protected by Equality Law
The European court recently confirmed that job applicants must have a genuine interest in the role for which they are applying in order to be protected by the Equality Law. In a recent German trial, the company involved rejected an applicant, who, in turn, filed a claim for age and sex discrimination. The claims were dismissed by the lower German courts, but on appeal, the Federal Labour Court explored the protection of those who apply for jobs in order to bring compensation claims. The company faces the difficulty of establishing that applicants have no genuine interest in the role.