Arravasc Limited v Gerard Cahill [2016]

  • Case Reference
    ILCR Determination No. EDA1635
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Sickness and Absence, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Section 83(1), Employment Equality Acts, 1998 to 2011; Disability Discrimination; Reasonable Accommodation; Agency Work

This case concerns a claim of discriminatory dismissal on the grounds of disability. The complainant had applied for work through an agency and commenced work with the respondent. A number of months later the complainant suffered a heart attack. Following a meeting with the agency he was informed that the respondent was not prepared to wait until he recovered and was dismissed.

The respondent stated that it did not consider it had a responsibility to reasonably accommodate the complainant as he was employed through the agency. However, the Court held that the respondent had failed in its duty

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This article is correct at 06/01/2017

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