Ms. S v A Food Preparation Company

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination
Issues covered: Disability, Reasonable Accommodation/Appropriate Measures, Dismissal

The complainant worked as a supervisor in an area where vegetables were prepared in chlorine-containing baths before packaging.  She developed a bitter taste in her mouth and stomach aches in early 2008 and went on sick leave until February 2010.  Following further medical visits and a number of meetings at work (including one following which the complainant allegedly suffered a breakdown) the complainant was dismissed.

The Equality Officer was not satisfied that the respondent was put on notice as to the complainant’s breakdown and was satisfied that it did not contribute to the respondent’s decision to dismiss the complainant.  The respondent accepted that she was dismissed

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