An Employee v An Employer Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal (EQT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Recruitment and Selection
This case involved an ex-Irish Army soldier who applied for a bus driver's post with Bus Eireann. He had an exemplary driving record and passed all the test except a hearing test. He argued that "...not hearing very low beeps on an audio test would not and has not had any effect on his ability to drive a bus, coach or car... he is being discriminated against on the grounds of a very slight disability."
The respondent argued it uses these test rigorously but it could not provide evidence that existing drivers or sub-contractors were subject to these tests on an ongoing basis. Awarding the claimant €6000 for discrimination in employment the Equality Officer said:
"...I accept the respondent's
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