Bisi Adigun and The Equality Tribunal

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Tribunal finding unreasonable and irrational, holding a preliminary hearing a breach of fair procedures, not proceeding to substantive hearing a breach of legitimate expectation, no other legal remedy existed, High Court did not provide a remedy.

The complainant in this case lodged a complaint with the Equality Tribunal in respect of arrangements he had with the Abbey Theatre. Based on submissions it appears the Equality Officer decided to hold a preliminary hearing as to whether the complainant had been, in fact, an employee as required by the Employment Equality Acts.

At the preliminary hearing arrangements were made for the date of the substantive hearing. However, the Equality Officer decided that the complainant was not an employee for the purposes of the Acts and issued a Decision on that basis which disposed of the case and removed the requirement to hold a substantive hearing.

The complainant pursued a Judicial Review of the

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This article is correct at 22/01/2016

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