Pat McDonnell Paint Sales Ltd v Denis O’Flynn [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EDA1412
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal
Issues covered: Disability; Reasonable Accommodation

This claim was upheld in the Tribunal and the complainant was awarded €20,000.  He suffered from varicose veins and after several operations his surgeon was reluctant to operate again.  The complainant was considered unfit for work as a sales assistant which required long periods of standing. 

When the parties met on 2 October 2009 to address the matter what actually was discussed is unclear but it appears that the complainant sought a severance package and the respondent formed the view that the complainant’s first choice was a severance package rather than a reasonable accommodation.  The respondent considered the situation and considered alternatives for the

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This article is correct at 07/12/2015
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