Elaine Byrne’s Health & Beauty Clinic v Mary Gilman Bennett  ILCRPosted In: Case Law
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionHealth and Safety, Discrimination and Equality
This case concerned the involuntary placement of the complainant on Health and Safety leave. Shortly after informing the Respondent that she was three months pregnant she was asked to sign a completed risk assessment. She did so on the understanding no adverse effects on her employment would arise. She was subsequently placed on Health and Safety leave on the basis that no reasonable accommodation could be made for her. The Court held that the complaint of discrimination was well founded and confirmed that the Complainant should receive the sum of €12,000 in compensation.
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