An angry mother claims McDonald’s is discriminating against her Asperger’s son with a job advert that describes eye contact as a ‘must’.
Fiona Wallace, 52, said her son Robert would have been perfect for the customer service role but was dissuaded from applying when he saw that applicants must have the specific attribute.
The 21-year-old has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism, which can make eye contact difficult during stressful situations such as a job interview.
Look, we’re all all for no discrimination against the disabled, the differently abled. But can we for a moment just be serious? We’re not going to suggest that the armless should be wallpaper hangers nor that Aspie’s should be put on the front counter at Maccy D’s.
There really is something called rational discrimination you know……