A case has recently been heard in the Republic of Ireland which is likely to have an impact in the UK. It concerned an interviewee who was presented with an application form containing a number of questions such as “number of children”, “age”, ”date of birth”. The interviewee provided incorrect information as he believed the questions were irrelevant. He was not given the job despite having the necessary qualifications and so he complained to the Equality Officer. He was awarded compensation of 5000 euros because the application form was age discriminatory as were the questions subsequently put to the interviewee.
Cunningham v BMS Sales