A company has been ordered to pay $10,000AUD (£5523) to a candidate for discriminating against him on the grounds of mental illness – Lexology reports.
In September 2015, Mr Chalker applied for a role as a coach driver with Murrays Australia. He had previously been employed for over four years as a driver by a subsidiary company in the group.
As part of the application process, the candidate had to answer a question about medical conditions, disabilities or injuries that could affect his job performance, to which he answered no.
However, following an initial interview with an Operations Manager, Chalker was sent for a pre-employment medical examination.
During the assessment, Chalker told a doctor he had been diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder, outlining the treatment he was receiving.
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