Stobart (Ireland) Limited v Richard Beashel [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EDA1411 IRLC
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Dismissed on Grounds of Disability

In this appeal from an equality Officer's recommendation, the complainant worked for the respondent until he was dismissed. The complainant claimed that he was discriminatorily dismissed on the grounds of disability.

The complainant was asked to attend a meeting with the operations manager, he was given no reasoning or details as to the purpose of the meeting. At this meeting the complainant was informed that he was dismissed with immediate effect and there was dispute as to the reasons for the dismissal. The complainant argued that he was informed that the reasons for his dismissal surrounded the fact that he had been absent for 23 days; the respondent suggested that the reason for

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This article is correct at 04/12/2015

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