A Childcare Worker v A Childcare Provider [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    ADJ-00039088
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Employment Equality – Discrimination – Disability – Reasonable Accommodation

Background:

The Complainant is a child care worker and an employee of the Respondent, a childcare provider. The Complainant alleged she had a cerebral palsy condition since childhood and that while it has been managed successfully, she experienced some medical difficulties from 2016 which affected her mobility at work with small children. She was advised by an occupational health provider to work with older children at this time. In July 2021, however, she alleged her duties were changed in a way which did not facilitate her needs and was also not permitted to use a walking stick when required.

The Respondent stated they were unaware of any cerebral palsy issue with the Complainant before

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This article is correct at 24/10/2023
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