Servier Ireland Industries Limited v Juanita Wilkinson [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Section 77(12), Employment Equality Acts, 1998 to 2011; Extension of Time Limits

This case concerned a claim of discrimination on the gender and family status grounds. The Court had to primarily deal with whether they could hear the substantive claim as the complainant had not referred her complaint within the statutory six-month time limit. The complainant had referred her complaint 10 months after the most recent discriminatory event. She tried to claim that there had been reasonable cause for this delay as she had experienced medical complications during her pregnancy and she was unaware of the statutory period. In addition, she claimed that the cumulative effect of her educational status and lack of awareness of the relevant period should be considered as amounting

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This article is correct at 07/06/2017

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