Servier Ireland Industries Limited v Juanita Wilkinson Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyLabour Court
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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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