Occipital Limited v Joseph Hayes Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceILCR Determination No. EDA184
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Sickness and Absence, Discrimination and Equality
This case involved a claim that the complainant's former employer had failed to provide appropriate measures to accommodate his disability and had discriminatorily constructively dismissed him.
The complainant had suffered an injuries at work in 2012 and 2013 which resulted in periods of absence from work. In addition, he had been diagnosed with early onset Multiple Sclerosis. The complainant returned to work following these injuries but despite both his GP and the company doctor recommending work of a light physical demand he was placed back into his old physically-demanding job. The complainant also claimed that upon his return he felt watched and being pushed out of his job, resulting in
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