On March 11, 2020, CEE Legal Matters reported that Sorainen had successfully defended HR solutions provider Amston before the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in Lithuania. They spoke with Henrika Bivainiene, Director of Amston, about the case.
Henrika comments on arguments that ultimately convinced the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson to reject the claim: “It was alleged that because of us the candidate felt discriminated against because of her ethnicity, beliefs, or views. Zygimantas’ team helped us find arguments that would convince the Ombudsperson of Equal Opportunities that there was no discrimination – one of these arguments was that the organizational culture is also a criterion by which a person can be chosen for a job or be rejected from the recruitment process. Zygimantas’ team had the difficult task of representing our position since the feedback that was sent by email was indeed ambiguous, so it was necessary to explain how recruitment is done, what the process looks like, how businesses today choose their employees, and what criteria are essential. However, this was done perfectly well and the claim was rejected.”
Read the full interview here.