Irish Prison Service v A Prison Officer [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ILCR Determination No. EDA1837
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Section 83(1), Employment Equality Acts, 1998 to 2015; Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodation

This case was an appeal, by the respondent, of a decision of the Adjudication Officer. The complainant was a prison officer who had been injured in 2007 while relocating a violent prisoner. He sustained a further injury in 2011 and was out of work for five months. Before returning to work, the respondent's chief medical officer ("CMO") had advised that the complainant be assigned to non-prisoner contact duties on his return to work. Nearly a year later, the CMO advised the respondent that the complainant could not involve himself in control and restraint duties with prisoners and he was therefore assigned to restricted duties which turned into lower risk duties going forward.

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This article is correct at 14/08/2018

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