A Complainant v A Healthcare Company [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Employment Equality Acts 2000 to 2011; Disability Discrimination; Direct Discrimination; Reasonable Accommodation

 The complainant worked with the employer company since 1978 and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006.  In May 2012 the complainant commenced a period of certified sick leave. In October 2012 on a phased basis and in November she was again absent on sick leave.  Her employer sent her to its Occupational Health specialist. 

While being assessed the complainant described difficulties in her team at work arising from sporadic peaks in work and a grumbling among her colleagues that she was not pulling her weight at these peak times.  She asserted that these grumblings among the team created a “palpable tension” in the team which in turn exacerbated her anxiety

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This article is correct at 17/04/2015

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