Tomas Petrauskas v Wyebridge Company Limited [2011]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Pay
Issues covered: Employment Equality Acts, 1998 & 2008; Race ground; Conditions of employment; Circumstances in which notional comparator will be considered - additional cost on foreign nationals

The complainant was a driver for the respondent company. He said that he was told by the owner of the company that he would have to take a driving test after starting. He claimed that he was told that it was a requirement that all non-Irish workers were required to take the test and this stipulation was placed on the respondent by its insurance company. He understood that if the foreign national drivers passed the driving test it reduced the cost of insurance for the respondent.

The respondent did not attend the hearing to refute the claims. The EO found, "...the benefit of the complainant passing the driving test is primarily for the respondent, as it reduces its insurance cost. And

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This article is correct at 23/09/2011

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