Lavelle v Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The complainant has 36 years of pensionable service and is responsible for the respondent’s HR. He applied for e-working as he considered it might have assisted him in making the transition to retirement in addition to reducing commuting time and improving work-life balance. He was refused. His appeal of this initial decision was likewise refused. The respondent stated in response to his application “e-working was not intended to be a prelude to or transition to retirement and that planning for retirement was not compatible with the spirit of working remotely.”
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