Warren Sweeney v MSL Engineering [2002]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Health and Safety, Discrimination, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Covid-19; Health and Safety; Withdrawal of Employment

The case of Warren Sweeney v MSL Engineering ADJ-00030065 first looked at whether the Complainant was technically "an employee" and eligible to take a case under the Employment Equality Act, 1998.  The Adjudicator took the view the Complainant was qualified to take a complaint under the Act.

The Complainant in this case had been offered a six to eight week position as Mechanical fitter placement via MSL on Pfizer site in Cork.

Complainant's Case

The Complainant attended the site on 13 July 2020 to begin work. He attended the required site induction meetings.

The first session was with Mr. P, Safety Officer, in his cabin. The door was marked for “Three Persons” but actually seven

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This article is correct at 20/06/2022

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