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Jobseeker felt 'worthless' as recruiter allegedly mocked his weight

Jobseeker felt 'worthless' as recruiter allegedly mocked his weight

An employment agency has refuted claims that they discriminated against a candidate because of his weight.

Jobseeker Daniel Jones, said he was left feeling ‘depressed and worthless’ after trying to gain employment via TURSA, an Australian not-for-profit employment and training agency. A TURSA employee allegedly told Jones to get a medical certificate to permit him to continue to receive financial benefits, without having to work for a set period. When Jones emphasised that he wanted to work, adding that he was aiming to get a certificate in transport and logistics, he was told: “What’s the point in that – no one will give you a job because it’s too much risk getting in and out of trucks.”

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