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An Post v Thomas/Riordan [2011]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Working Time and Leave
Issues covered: Annual leave entitlements for full-time and part-time employees

This case concerned an appeal by two job-sharing post office clerks against a RC finding that they had not been discriminated against on grounds of their part-time status, in terms of access to additional annual leave entitlements that were based on length of service. In summary, An Post operated a scheme whereby basic annual leave entitlement was 23 days for full-time employees. One additional day’s leave accrued after five years' service and a further day after ten years. 

Both claimants in this case had over ten years' service. Accordingly the respondent provided them with 12.5 days

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This article is correct at 04/11/2011

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