Jump to content

Recommended Posts

So I recently had an interview at the [***Mod edit - local business name removed***] where the interviewer told me that she does not like to take on locals because we are unreliable and lazy, as I don't have the Shetland accent I assume she didn't know I was local but after asking me about my alcohol habits I told her I was local. As I predicted I didn't get the job.  I am not bitter, I just think that if someone said this about black people or foreign people then it would be a different story.

Link to post
Share on other sites

It is an accusation without proof. If you did secure a prosecution against them, you could name them.

If the employer can show a reasonable business case that can show that it is not in the companies interest to employ

locals, ask for it, this will add to your case. There are timelines though. A soliciter will help. You could get compensation, very little though. At least, if you win you can name and shame.




Employment law is very complecated, I would, and you should get, feedback from the interview if you ask, you can also write

to the company explaining your fears and your accusation. I would also add that you are considering taking this further because

you think you were discriminated against.


I feel the EA act is not applicable.


If you want, send me a PM with details and I can look into it further for you.

Edited by shetlandpeat
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...