Lavelle v Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly

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    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
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Issues covered: Age; Approval for e-working

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.”  The complainant asserted that another female colleague of a similar age (over 50) was refused

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