Age-based discrimination on the labour market

A woman with a Master’s degree and many years of professional experience suspected the Tartu City Government of failing to invite her to a job interview because of her age. Despite having the necessary qualifications and ongoing doctorate studies, the 60-year-old client did not qualify for the second round of the selection process.

The case highlighted a problem in the Estonian labour market, namely age-based discrimination.

Tartu Administrative Court denied the appeal. Tartu Circuit Court also denied the appeal, thus giving effect to the original judgment.

The client was represented by lawyer Merle Albrant.

Read the detailed information of the case in Estonian.

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