the DN told me last year about the man Laith Fathulla, who applied for a job as a receptionist at the Region of Stockholm, tolkcentral, in which, among other things, responsible for the front desk phones are included.
In the advertisement was that the applicant should be able to use any kind of voice. That is to say, the image and text telephony, but also a regular phone call. Laith Fathulla, that the deaf and hard of hearing since birth, I don't even have to come in for an interview, but the region decided to move forward with other candidates.
the Union of being wrong and sued, and, therefore, the region of the discrimination and lack of accessibility. They claim to be the employer, with the small means he had been able to adapt the service to meet this man, and that they should at least have explored the possibilities.
" For example, you could have made an easier reallocation of the functions, as there are several members of staff at the front desk. To answer a voice call is not the only task, " said the Union's lawyer, Annika Jonasson for the Swedish newspaper dagens nyheter in connection with a writ of summons was filed in August.
the court ruled that there was no question of any discrimination, either directly or indirectly, to such a system.
the Union claimed that the Region would compensate the applicant with an diskrimineringsersättning of 100,000. However, in this Union, who are now paying double in legal fees.
”There has been no evidence that the county treated him less favourably than any other,” writes the labour court, in its decision-making.
the court's investigation, to have been one of the most important tasks of the advertised service, and is, thus, nothing will be able to ignore the fact, at the time of appointment.
" It is a pity that the AD did not make the same assessment that we have done, and it's a loss to the member, of course. But still, I am glad that the Union has been pushing on this important issue, "she says Jonasson of the Union," and adds:
" I think it's great that we can have a clarification of the legal situation regarding the lack of availability. There have been so many cases that go by in the past, so it's good to get a clarification on this.<