An Accounting Trainee v An Accountancy Firm [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Contracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Discrimination; Disability; Terms of Employment Information Act; Employment Equality Act; Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018

The Complainant was employed on an Accounting apprenticeship from the 2nd of September 2021 to the 16th of November 2021.  The Complainant submitted that he was treated differently due to his disability in that he had to work from a table in the canteen area. The Complainant alleged that from the day he informed the Respondent of his cancer diagnosis (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour) the Respondent rarely interacted with him and became distant. The Complainant also alleged he was not given a laptop and not provided with the use of a phone and was concerned at taking work home due to the sensitivity of the client data. 

When the Complainant received his diagnosis of cancer and

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This article is correct at 25/10/2022

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