A Senior Staff Nurse v A Nursing Home (In Liquidation) [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination, Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Age Discrimination; Retirement

This complaint of discriminatory dismissal was brought under the ground of age contrary to Section 6 of the Employment Equality Acts. The complaint concerned an alleged compulsory retirement of a Senior Staff Nurse by the Respondent Nursing Home. 

Before the Respondent collapsed and entered liquidation, the complainant sought an award of compensation for the discrimination she had experienced, as well as the loss of over a year's worth of work and redundancy benefits. The appointed Liquidator took the place of the Respondent, who was subject to a High Court Winding-up Order. 

The Complainant was given a "Relief Panel Fixed Term Contract" when she first started working for the

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This article is correct at 09/09/2021

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Kate Fallon
Workplace Relations Commission

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