DHL Supply Chain (Ireland) Limited and M.K. Human Resources Limited T/A Temple Recruitment v Monika Martela [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ILCR Determination No. EDA1721
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Absence and Sickness, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Section 83(1), Employment Equality Acts, 1998 to 2011; Dismissal on Grounds of Disability; Victimisation; Agency Worker

This case involved an allegation by the complainant that she was treated less favourably and dismissed on the grounds of disability. She also claimed that she had been victimised by M.K. Human Resources Limited (the Agency) for previously referring a complaint. The complainant had been on long-term placement with DHL since December 2010 before going on sick leave on the 5th February 2013. She was certified as fit to return to work from the 3rd June 2013 but was not facilitated with a placement in DHL again.

Both respondents claimed that this was due to a reduced demand for agency workers at the time, and that the complainant was not dismissed by the Agency until her resignation in January

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This article is correct at 02/08/2017

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