A Prison Officer v Irish Prison Service Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Recruitment and Selection
This complaint relates to a prison officer who alleged discrimination on the grounds of race and disability in respect of a selection process in which he was unsuccessful. Following the lodgement of his complaint with the Tribunal he alleged he was victimised because of that complaint. The respondent argued that neither the disability nor the victimisation claims were properly before the Equality Officer. In respect of the disability aspect the respondent argued that the complainant has a BSc and was at the time studying for a law degree and given his level of knowledge there could be no explanation for his failure to identify disability on the original complaint form. The Equality Officer
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