Senior Nurse v A Health Service Provider Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyWorkplace Adjudicator Service (WAS)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discrimination and Equality
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 employee's disability at the material time.
Background to the case
The complainant was a senior nurse
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