Cian O’Sullivan v Kilkenny County Council [2024]

  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Employment equality – Discrimination – Victimisation – Disability – Reasonable Accommodation


The Complainant has been a General Operative for the Respondent, Kilkenny County Council, since 6 June 2002. He was certified unfit for work on 12 November 2019, and was re-assessed by the Respondent’s GP on 30 July 2020. This GP found that the Complainant would be fit to return to work and perform “the majority of his duties as a general operative… on a full-time basis.” However this evaluation was subject to modifications to his duties which would except or modify his responsibilities regarding the cleaning of a sand filter, as such a task would involve lateral movement that would have an adverse effect on the Complainant’s medical issues.

The Respondent responded to that

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This article is correct at 07/03/2024

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