O’Rourke v Brennan Convenience Foods Ltd. T/A Food Partners (in liquidation)

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  • Case Reference
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability,; Reasonable accommodation; Discriminatory dismissal

 The respondent in this case did not engage with the Tribunal and therefore, in common with DEC-E2014-055 above the Equality Officer had no submission or evidence from the respondent to take account of. 

The complainant was employed as a delivery driver by the respondent who employed 10 office staff and 15 drivers.  While working on 30 May 2011 the complainant suffered an accident and was absent for 8 weeks.  On advice, he sought a return to work to lighter, office-based duties.  He was afforded two hours of this on return before being asked to pack fridges resulting in pain.  The complainant was accommodated with office work for about 4 weeks and then asked to

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This article is correct at 30/09/2014

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