A Hotel Worker v A Hotel [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Pay
Issues covered: Direct discrimination; Less favourable treatment; Disability ground; Conditions of employment; Reasonable accommodation; Dismissal; Burden of proof

This is a complaint of disability discrimination. The complainant was employed as a waitress for about 6 weeks in September and October 2009. She did not mention her disability at the time of the interview because she felt that it would not affect her work but the Tribunal accepted her evidence that she did mention it to some of the staff and her supervisor in a social context after a few weeks, by which time she had received a favourable assessment of her work from her manager.

She claimed that criticisms of her work only began after her disability became known in the workplace. After six weeks, she was dismissed, according to the respondent, for poor performance.

The Tribunal accepted the

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This article is correct at 08/11/2012

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