Michael O Mahony v University of Limerick [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: employment equality; age discrimination; employment status


The Complainant, a student counsellor, had been working 19 hours per week for the Respondent, University of Limerick, on an independent contractor basis since January 2001. The Respondent was the subject of a SCOPE and Revenue review which found the Complainant’s terms and conditions of work with the Respondent meant that as a matter of law, the Complainant had been working as an employee and therefore should have been subject to all terms and conditions which were applicable to employees. One such term was section 8 of the Civil Service Regulation Act 1956, which requires employees such as the Respondent to retire at the age of 65.

The Complainant alleged that the imposition

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This article is correct at 14/09/2023

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