Eamon Murphy v Michael Connolly & Sons Ltd SuperValu Supermarket [2022]

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

The Complainant had been employed by the Respondent as a Store Manager - he commenced employment on the 19th of September 2005 and his employment ended on the 27th of January 2021.

At the outset, it was accepted at the hearing that the Complainant was an alcoholic. He had a number of alcoholic related issues culminating in a serious incident at work on the 21st of December 2019.  He had been sent home. He saw the company doctor on the 31st December 2019 who certified him as unwell but on the 13th January 2020 he was declared fit for work. The Complainant was extremely remorseful and undertook to attend at AA with no repeat of the alcoholic incidents. Regrettably a further serious

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This article is correct at 09/11/2022

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