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Eithne McDermott v Connacht Gold Co-Operative Society Limited [2011]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Employment Equality Acts 1998-2008; Direct discrimination; Less favourable treatment; Gender, Family status; Age; Disability; Conditions of employment; Harassment; Reasonable accommodations; Victimisation, Time limits for referring complaints to the Tribunal; Prima facie case

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

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This article is correct at 23/09/2011

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