An Employee v An Employer Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal (EQT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
This case involved a Polish care assistant in a nursing home who made various allegations of discrimination and harassment and discriminatory dismissal. Most claims failed but she succeeded in relation to discriminatory training:
"In this case the respondent recruited the complainant aware that she had a poor level of English but failed to make such reasonable efforts in relation to her training to ensure she understood her duties. The lack of such efforts amount to discrimination in relation to the complainant's training."
The Equality officer went on to award €5000 to the complainant. In assessing the appropriate award in this case he was cognisant of the effect of the discriminatory
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