Sheils v Boliden Tara Mines & Tara Mines Pension Scheme

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Pensions, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Pensions Acts, equal pension treatment, disability, res judicata

The Equality Officer states that when reviewing the material submitted in respect of this claim it became clear that the Tribunal did not have jurisdiction of the matter as it had previously been decided by the Supreme Court. 

The complainant was of the opinion, and stated that his solicitor was of the same opinion, that the discrimination case was not compromised by the Supreme Court.  The Equality Officer states “I cannot put probative value on these statements based on what Hardiman J. clearly states in his decision”.  He goes on to state that the Tribunal is under all circumstances bound by the Court’s written decision.  “it is clear from Hardiman J’s finding quoted

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This article is correct at 08/06/2015

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