Court gave reason to workers prevented, for not having a master’s degree, from competing for vacancies for graduates.
The Court of Appeal in Lisbon considered illegal the exclusion, without any other criteria, of post-Bologna graduates without a master’s degree made by CP – Comboios de Portugal, in 2019, in access to internal recruitment for technical graduates. At issue is the discrimination of those workers against colleagues who, despite not being masters, were accepted in the procedure, for having obtained a degree before the Bologna Process, implemented in 2006, and which, among other aspects, reduced the duration of courses superiors.
The recent decision speaks of “prejudice” on the part of the public company and confirms the position that had been taken by the Labor Court. Contacted by JN, CP declined to clarify whether it would reopen the procedure in question and abdicate its distinction in future tenders, claiming that it is “considering” an appeal and, therefore, does not want to comment on the subject.