Alan Gallagher v McCosker & Sons

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Disability; Discriminatory dismissal; Failure to provide reasonable accommodation

The complainant worked with the respondent for 30 years as a painter.  He was profoundly deaf.  Following the introduction of a new Health and Safety Statement an issue arose around the complainant’s SafePass.  A refresher course was organised by another employer and the complainant, along with colleagues, was to attend.  The complainant was led to believe that a sign language interpreter would be available to assist him as at previous courses.  The Advocacy Manager of the Irish Deaf Society stated that the complainant’s ability to understand the Safe Pass Course would have been limited without the benefit of a sign language interpreter. 

However, due to what

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This article is correct at 11/02/2014

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