A Prison Officer v The Irish Prison Service [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Policies and Procedures, Recruitment and Selection
Issues covered: Employment Equality Acts; Sections 6 and 8; Disability; Promotion; Harassment; Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodation

The complainant was employed by the Prison Service from 1987 and was promoted to Assistant Chief Officer (ACO) in 2002. There had been an incident in 1996, after which he suffered depression, which was controlled by medication. However, he had a relapse after an incident on Christmas Eve 2007. After periods of sick leave, he claimed that the Service failed to provide reasonable accommodation, for example, by excusing him night shifts or allowing him to act as a floating ACO. He gave examples of situations in which reasonable accommodation had been made in the cases of other officers but none had been made in his case.

He also set out a series of incidents which he considered amounted to

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This article is correct at 24/01/2013

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