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Netherlands / Equal Treatment Commission / 2010-0304

Mr ... v Control Finance B.V.

Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Equal Treatment Commission
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

A male applied several times for a job as a financial trainee at the firm Control Finance B.V. but was rejected each time. The man suspects that he was rejected because of his Turkish origin. He applied again with a fictitious Dutch-sounding name and was invited for a job interview. The man asks the Equal Treatment Commission (ETC) for its opinion. The Commission judges that the firm has made an unlawful distinction based on race in the selection procedure.

Results (sanctions) and key consequences or implications of the case:

The ETC concluded that the GETA had been violated and that an unlawful differentiation based on race had been made.