Senior Nurse v A Health Service Provider [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    ADJ-00014052
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Adjudicator Service
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Awareness of Disability; Constructive Dismissal

Disability discrimination can be a minefield for employers.  The broad definition of "disability" within the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 ("the Acts") places a considerable legal obligation on employers. In order to rely on the protection in the Acts, an employee must be in a position to prove that the employer was aware of their disability at the relevant time.

The recent case of a Senior Nurse v A Health Service Provider (ADJ-00014052), which came before the Workplace Relation Commission provides some comfort to employers that they will not be liable if they were unaware of an

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This article is correct at 30/07/2019
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Sinead Morgan
DWF

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