An Employer v A Worker (Represented by SIPTU) [2014]

  • Case Reference
    IRLC Determination No. EDA 145
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination

The Court had to decide whether or not the complainant was discriminatorily dismissed on the grounds of his disability and whether the respondent was in a position for the claimant to continue in employment. The complainant suffered from a series of brain haemorrhages which resulted in brain surgery, the complainant began to suffer from depression and developed an alcohol problem which resulted in him being medically diagnosed as an alcoholic. The complainant did not disclose his alcoholism to his employer but acknowledged that his employer was aware that he suffered with depression. 

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This article is correct at 02/12/2015
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