Employer v Employee

  • Case Reference
    ADJ-00000508
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Adjudicator Service
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Sickness and Absence, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability; Dismissal

Giving Reason to Reasonable Accommodation

A recent decision of a Workplace Relations Commission Adjudication Officer (“AO”) (ADJ – 00000508) considers the extent of an employer's obligation to make reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability and finds that, taking into account the scale and resources of the employer and its engagement with the employee over a 9 month period, dismissal on the grounds of capacity was justified.

The facts of the case and the implications for employers are examined below. 

Background

The employee suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and

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This article is correct at 10/01/2017
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Elizabeth Mara
LK Shields

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