Begin forwarded message:
From: "Ian Jones"
Date: September 26, 2013 3:41:02 PM
To: "Gardner, Angela"
Subject: Re: Application UpdateDear Angela,It gives me no pleasure to contact you like this but as you are by now aware I was told via a message left on my mobile phone that I would not be taken forward for this role because I had no Consulting or Blue Chip experience. If you look at my cv you will plainly see this is not the case and I suspect that the recruiter did not look past the section that explained I was disabled.I have just spoken to Gemma who had changed her reasoning from that left on my mobile phone, which I have saved to my computer. Her new reasoning is that although I had the required experience it was not current. I refer you to the job advertisement which I have saved and attached. Please note nowhere does it say current experience required nor define what it means by "current experience". How can you hope to have an open, fair and transparent recruitment process if you change the rules mid-process and I would be interested to know how this decision was being implemented to ensure it does not discriminate against any group with a protected characteristic.Also, can you please let me know what the Business Requirement for experience to be current is and why it is felt necessary enough to allow protected characteristics to be ignored?I request again to be contacted by the Partner responsible for Diversity and Inclusion within KPMG. The phone conversations I have just had imply to me that KPMG did not take Diversity and Inclusion seriously enough for a partner to be in overall charge of this policy. Perhaps you would like to comment!Yours sincerely,Ian M Jones
On Sep 24, 2013, at 09:42 AM, "Gardner, Angela" wrote:Dear Ian
I just wanted you to know that I am following up with our Recruitment team in the first instance and will respond to you as soon as possible.
Senior Manager, KPMG LLP
Diversity & Inclusion
From: Ian Jones
Sent: 23 September 2013 11:22
To: Gardner, Angela
Subject: Re: Application Update
I hope you don't mind me contacting you again but I would have thought the point of being disability confident would be to be open and transparent about hiring decisions.
I contend that is not apparent in this case and request you send me full details if how all applications for this position were ranked.
Being disability confident is about more than treating disabled people equally in my opinion. It us about giving them equal opportunities?
I would be grateful if you could put me in touch with the partner responsible for this initiative to allow me to understand how KPMG has interpreted this scheme as it seems to me it is not addressing the barriers to work faced by mentally impaired people such as myself! Perhaps you might like to tell me what jobs you feel I would be suitable for.
Apologies for any confusion but I accidentally sent this communication before it was completed so I am re-sending this as a complete version!
With kind regards
Ian M Jones