O’Leary v HSE South

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Gender, direct and indirect discrimation, objective justification, access to promotion, access to training

The complainant is a paramedic who applied for the position of Emergency Medical Controller, was successful and placed on a panel in 2009.  In 2012 a male comparator was appointed to a post left vacant in Cork on the retirement of the previous incumbent without competition and in spite of the complainant being on a panel.  The control centre in Cork was closed in 2013.  The complainant asserted that the continued refusal to allow her finish her advanced paramedic training was further discrimination of her on the gender ground. 

The respondent asserted that training for the controller post began by “sitting with Nelly” on the person’s own time.  The male to female

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This article is correct at 08/06/2015

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