Iarnrod Eireann v A Worker [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ILCR Decision No. LCR21520
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Pensions
Issues covered: Section 13(9), Industrial Relations Act, 1969; Access to Pension Scheme

This case involved a claim that the complainant had been denied access to the Company Pension Scheme (the Scheme). Under the terms of the Scheme, only individuals in a permanent position between the age of twenty and fifty could access it. As the complainant was employed on a contract of indefinite duration he could not access the Scheme. He claimed that he had been treated less favourably than a permanent employee on this basis.

The respondent alleged that, as per the terms of the Scheme, and the fact it was set up under a Statutory Instrument, the complainant could not, as a matter of law, be admitted to the Scheme. The respondent claimed that access to a PRSA Scheme had been available to

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This article is correct at 02/08/2017

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