An Employee v An Employer [2011]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Pay
Issues covered: Employment Equality Acts 1998- 2007; Sections 6,8,16 & 74; Disability; Equal treatment; Conditions of employment; Reasonable accommodation ; Victimisation

The complainant in this case is a producer with 'A Broadcasting Company'. She stated that she has suffered from back, shoulder and neck problems for the past twenty years which were exacerbated by a bike accident in Spring 2006. Her complaints revolved around various assignments which she said would exacerbate her condition and the alleged failure of the respondent to make reasonable accommodations in relation to those assignments.

In a lengthy decision, the EO found for the complainant in relation to reasonable accommodation and also that the respondent discriminated against the complainant when it placed her on leave and delayed her return to work. The EO awarded €40 compensation. 

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This article is correct at 01/12/2011

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