A Public Service Employer and a Worker (EDA1410)

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    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
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This case was handled in the Equality Tribunal Decision DEC-E2013-083.  In short, the complainant was a medical secretary suffering from diverticular disease and a debilitating bowel condition.  She had an office adjacent to toilet facilities but was moved.  She was awarded €70,000 by the Equality Tribunal.

On appeal, the Labour Court considered the issues and upheld the failure to provide reasonable accommodation for the period 2007 to 2010 after which the employer was found to have considered the issue and “in many respects their response was a model of how an employer should respond in the type of situation with which they were presented”.  Accommodations were offered

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This article is correct at 07/12/2015

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