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Wednesday, 31 July, 2019

BT appeal over autism discrimination rejected – BBC News

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A court has rejected an appeal by BT against a decision to award a man with autism more than £18,000 after he was discriminated against by the company.

Kevin Owen Meier was rejected by the company after he applied for a place on its graduate recruitment scheme.

Mr Meier, 25, has Asperger’s Syndrome, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Last year, a tribunal ruled that a test used in the selection process placed Mr Meier at a disadvantage compared to other candidates.

The panel heard that the Queen’s University graduate had a very high IQ and was a member of Mensa.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49157916

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