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Hi, my name is Naomigibbons! My son tried to get a job as a litter picker for the council

Naomigibbons Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited August 2021 in Work and employment
My son tried to get a job as a litter picker for parish council.
after explaining all his disibilites and that I would support him. They just no.
no explanation given.
is this right ???


  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Naomigibbons

    Welcome to the community, good to see you join us. 

    Sorry to hear that your son didn't get the job, do you think he was refused due to his disability? It appears as though that is what you are suggesting.
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  • Naomigibbons
    Naomigibbons Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    also they also lied to me saying there was other applicants more suitable.
    but when they published minutes from there agm.
    1 applied that was not suitable!!
    no explanation to me as why??
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Sorry to hear about your son job application 

    Unfortunately employer do not really have to give reasons for not employing somebody and in most cases will say there were more suitable applicants 

    You could approach it by asking them for feedback on his application so he can use the feedback for applying for other jobs 

    Unfortunately in the current employment market there are many applicants fighting over vacant roles 
  • Naomigibbons
    Naomigibbons Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    he was the only applicant.
    thank you for your feedback.
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
    It will be very hard to prove he wasn’t appointed due to disability because I doubt they gave that as the reason for not employing him. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    If you feel it was. due to his disability then challenge it 

    Did he meet the minimum requirements of the job profile ? 

    You can get advice from ACAS regarding employment
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,907 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm afraid they can chose to employ or not to employ, I would suggest he moves on and looks for other work, is he getting any support in his search for a job? has he worked before?
    When you say you would "support him" what exactly does that mean?
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,506 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Naomigibbons :) I'm sorry to hear that your son didn't get the job. 

    If you want to look further into the discrimination route, you might find this page on the Citizens Advice website helpful. 

    It's good to hear that your son is keen to start working. Scope actually have a few employment services, that help disabled people to enter employment. Perhaps you could take a look to see if they might be suitable for your son? 
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