An Employee v An Agricultural Equipment Manufacturer [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination
Issues covered: Disability; Employment Equality; Failure to provide reasonable accommodation

The Complainant contended that he was dismissed by the Respondent on grounds of his disability. The Complainant was employed as a Design Engineer for the Respondent when his employment was terminated in July 2017 - on the completion of two six-month contracts.

In his interview, the Complainant informed the Respondent that he had a severe speech impediment. The Respondent advised the Complainant that the job required dealing with customers and suppliers. The Complainant assured the Respondent that he would mostly use email in any event.  

After a six-month review, the Complainant’s efforts were praised by the Finance Director of the Respondent Company. However, in July 2017, the

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This article is correct at 16/10/2019

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