Báile átha Cliath – Dublin Bus v Claire McKevitt [2018]

  • Case Reference
    IEHC 78
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Health and Safety
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Medical Capability

This appeal involved a claim of unfair dismissal. The complainant had been dismissed by her employer on the grounds that she did not have the capability to perform her role as a bus driver. The complainant had a multiplicity of health problems and absences, which combined, led to a multi- factorial conclusion that the complainant was unsuitable to continue working as a bus driver. The company stated that this decision was based on the fact that safety was their number one priority and that they had a duty to protect employees, the general public and the travelling public. The Court heard that

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, start your free trial today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.

We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.

We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.

You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.

You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.

Already a subscriber, now or Start my free trial today

This article is correct at 12/03/2018

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.


The main content of this article was provided by Legal-Island. Contact telephone number is 028 9446 3888 / 01 401 3874 or email scott@legal-island.com

View all articles by Legal-Island