Via the Weird Universe Weblog, meet Darren Mirren of Glasgow. Darren applied for a job. The company offered him an interview. Darren did not appear at the interview. The company did not hire Darren. Darren, perhaps aspiring to be an American, sued. Why?
The tribunal heard that when he failed to turn up, he was contacted at home where he explained that he didn't know how to find his way from Pollok to the company's Shettleston office – a 20-minute car journey.
The company said they told him how to get there and he was offered the chance of another interview, which he failed to take up.
Throwing out his claim for age discrimination in a written judgment yesterday, the tribunal ruled that the teenager had not been offered a job with the company because he failed to turn up for an interview, not because of his age.
Last night the teenager, who is still unemployed, was adamant he was in the right. "It wasn't my fault. I was unable to get there because they didn't give me any directions. I felt it was discrimination because of my age."
Darren's parents must be so proud. What say we take up a collection and send them on a two-week cruise? They'll be happy and refreshed. Darren, utterly unable to fend for himself, will starve to death on the couch and vanish from the gene pool. Win-win!
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