Irish Prison Service v A Prison Officer Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
This case is an appeal by the Irish Prison Service (the Respondent) of the Adjudication Officer’s decision which awarded a Prison Officer (the Complainant) the sum of €40,000 in compensation upon finding that the Complainant had been discriminated against by the Respondent.
The Complainant had been employed as a Prison Officer with the Respondent based in Cloverhill Prison for just over six years. He was then transferred to the Midlands Prison, Portlaoise where he suffered injuries to his back while relocating a violent prisoner in December 2011. As a result, he was out of work until May 2012.
On his return to work, the Complainant was advised that he should be assigned to non-prisoner
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