Health Service Executive v Ms Margaret Hannigan [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EDA2013
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Reasonable Accommodations

Margaret Hannigan (the “Employee”) worked in the Catering department for a number of years at the HSE (the “Employer”). Due to a visual impairment condition, Occupational Health recommended that the Employee should be transferred from the kitchen area and should undergo training with the National Council for the Blind (NCBI) to identify her training and assistance needs for her redeployment to a clerical role. Shortly after assuming the clerical role, the Employee was transferred to administrative duties. Following her return from a period of sick leave from October 2016 until April 2017, the Employee was placed on a three-day, 24 hours per week, instead of her usual 70 hours a fortnight.

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This article is correct at 04/12/2020
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