Piotr Salbut v Unitec Investigations Limited [2013]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Notional comparator; Prima facie case; Discrimination on the race ground; Mere assertions

The complainant, a Polish national, worked as a security guard.  He argued that he was required to work longer hours and more weekends than his Irish colleagues.  He also asserted that his manager used inappropriate language but as his manager spoke like that generally the Equality Officer did not find an inference of discrimination in this.


When the complainant’s mother died he was entitled to 5 days’ paid compassionate leave.  When he returned he was initially placed on the roster but two hours later was suspended ostensibly because his PSA licence was out of date and because he should not have taken the time to go to Poland.  He immediately resolved the licence

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This article is correct at 17/05/2013

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