Colm McNamee v Irish Municipal Public And Civil Trade Union Impact Trade Union / FORSA Trade Union [2019]

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    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
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Issues covered: Discrimination on grounds of disability; Establishing a Prima Facie Case

The Complainant contended that he was discriminated against by the Respondent because of his Autism, Asperger’s, and difference in cognitive style. He maintained that his application to a summer school training event was denied on grounds of his disability and that the Respondent had also discriminated against him for failing to provide ‘reasonable accommodation’ for his disability.

The Complainant applied to attend the IMPACT campaigning Summer School Course held in 2017. The Complainant was provisionally accepted subject to his branch’s approval, but he failed to secure this approval. The course was aimed specifically at senior activists, particularly those who had sat previous courses.

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