Hi,I recently had a job application rejected by my immediate supevisor, for a promotion in another part of the company. In my opinion I had all the credentials for the position advertised.Regardless of company regulations, is this actually legal under EU/Irish law?Thanks in AdvanceRay
I have tried to discuss this with my Supervisor, but getting nowhere!
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What were the reasons for the rejection?
The situation has actually been sorted, and have received an interview. But for my own knowledge, if they hadnt given a valid reason, what would have been my legal rights and options?
There is no obligation on them to give a reason and unless they discriminated against you under one of the nine grounds contained in the employment equality act. You would not be entitled to claim against them
The answers are very short and not really to the point! What are thenine points under the law?
The 9 grounds are as follows As between any 2 persons, the discriminatory grounds (and the descriptions of those grounds for the purposes of this Act) are—(a) that one is a woman and the other is a man (in this Act referred to as “the gender ground”),(b) that they are of different marital status (in this Act referred to as “the marital status ground”),(c) that one has family status and the other does not (in this Act referred to as “the family status ground”),(d) that they are of different sexual orientation (in this Act referred to as “the sexual orientation ground”),(e) that one has a different religious belief from the other, or that one has a religious belief and the other has not (in this Act referred to as “the religion ground”),(f) that they are of different ages, but subject to subsection (3) (in this Act referred to as “the age ground”),(g) that one is a person with a disability and the other either is not or is a person with a different disability (in this Act referred to as “the disability ground”),(h) that they are of different race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origins (in this Act referred to as “the ground of race”),(i) that one is a member of the traveller community and the other is not (in this Act referred to as “the traveller community ground”).
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