Dundalk Town Council v Teather [2011]

Posted in: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    PTW/11/4
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Less favourable treatment on grounds of part-time status

The claimant in this case was a retained (i.e. part-time) firefighter who had attained the grade of Sub Officer at the time of his complaint. Within the fire service, where a full time Sub Officer or more senior Officer is not available at the time of an incident, a practice has developed of designating a full time firefighter who has not yet attained the rank of Sub Officer to ‘act up’ as the Officer-in-Charge, even where a part-time Sub Officer is in attendance. 

The claimant alleged that this practice amounts to less favourable treatment on grounds of part-time status and that where a

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This article is correct at 04/11/2011
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