Sorainen has successfully defended HR solutions provider Amston before the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in Lithuania.
According to Sorainen, “a candidate not [hired] by [Amston] filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson, claiming that the decision was based on discriminatory grounds: age, ethnicity, views or beliefs. The candidate came to this conclusion because our client, in response to the candidate’s request to explain why he was not selected, replied that this was due to ‘cultural mismatches.’" According to the firm, it proved "that what was meant by ’cultural discrepancies’ was about the internal culture of the company that the candidate might not have fit. The Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson acknowledged that the candidate was not chosen because of their character and other personal qualities that could not be defined as ‘cultural’ in the sense of equality. The candidate’s complaint was rejected.”
Sorainen’s team included Partner Zygimantas Pacevicius and Senior Associate Jurgita Karavele.