Oisín Gourley v Mason Hayes & Curran LLP [2024]

  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Employment Equality – Discriminatory Dismissal – Reasonable Accommodation

Summary Sentence:

The Complainant solicitor, who raised the need for reasonable accommodation after anticipating his dismissal during his probationary period, was found to have been entitled to such reasonable accommodation and was awarded €5,000.


The Complainant was employed as a senior associate solicitor by the Respondent from 13 March 2023 until 17 August 2023. At the start of his employment, he was given approximately 13 files by his employer, approximately half of what his employer hoped he would be able to manage after his initial probationary period. In April 2023, the Complainant told a partner of the Respondent, and later his line manager, that he had long COVID and

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This article is correct at 09/05/2024

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