Eithne McDermott v Connacht Gold Co-Operative Society Limited Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal (EQT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Pay
The complainant was employed as a manager at the Castlerea branch of a Cooperative Society from 1974 until her employment terminated on the 6th July 2007.
The complainant argued discrimination on a number of grounds. These complaints were upheld on the gender ground and harassment, The Equality Officer found that the that the discrimination on the grounds of gender was compounded by discrimination on the grounds of age, notwithstanding that comparable branch managers were both older and younger than the complainant. The EO found it "notable that the complainant, who was in her fifties at the time of the termination, believed that the respondent wanted to replace older workers with younger
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