Belfast Telegraph

Louise McAloon, partner, employment law at Worthingtons

Requiring applicant with Asperger's to sit psychometric test ruled as discrimination 

The use of psychometrics testing by employers in recruitment and selection processes will now require further consideration in light of the recent Employment Tribunal Decision (The Government Legal Service v T Brookes EAT) in which the tribunal held that the employer had discriminated against a job applicant with Asperger's Syndrome on grounds of her disability by requiring her to sit an online multiple choice 'situational judgment test' (SJT) as the first stage in a competitive recruitment process for lawyers wishing to join the Government Legal Service.