Marie O Shea v Health Services Executive [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Absence and Sickness, Discrimination
Issues covered: Disability discrimination regarding return-to-work; Duty to make reasonable accommodations

This case concerns an alleged failure of the Respondent to accommodate the Complainant with returning to work following an injury amounting to discrimination on the ground of disability under the Employment Equality Act.

The Complaint went on sick leave due to an arm injury in July 2018. The Complainant claimed that she was treated unfairly as she was denied the option to continue working for the respondent due to her disabilities. It was argued in support of the complainant's claim that if she had been provided with reasonable accommodations for her impairment, she could have returned to work and avoided the less-favourable treatment complained of. 

According to the medical

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This article is correct at 08/09/2021

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Kate Fallon
Workplace Relations Commission

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