Cregg Labour Solutions Limited T/A Cregg Group v Gerard Cahill [2016]

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

This case involved the same claimant as in the Arravasc case but was taken against the Agency, rather than the end user. It concerned a claim that the complainant was discriminated against on the disability ground and was dismissed as a direct consequence.

The complainant suffered a heart attack and claimed that the agency failed to make any reasonable accommodation for him, instead they dismissed him with undue haste. The respondent claimed that the complainant did not suffer a disability as a heart attack was not a disability under the Acts. They further argued that the event of the heart attack was not the reason he was terminated but the fact of his uncertain temporal absence from work

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This article is correct at 06/01/2017

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