Patrick McInerney v Irish Wheelchair Association [2023]

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


The Complainant commenced employment with the Respondent in 1999. His employment was terminated on 12th January 2021. The Complainant turned 66 on 13th January 2021. The Complainant had been on pandemic-related lay-off and was informed by the Respondent in August 2020 that the service was closing. The retirement age as per the Respondent’s policy had been 65 but this was raised to 66. The Complainant submitted that some staff had worked into their 70s. 

The Respondent submitted the complaint was lodged with the Workplace Relations Commission later than six months of the ‘last date of discrimination’ as stated on the complaint form. It was submitted the Complainant could not

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This article is correct at 09/02/2023

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