Review of Recently Upheld Equality Decisions

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 1 December 2011

The Equality Tribunal recently issued several decisions on its website. We have set out below the 7 decisions upheld in favour of claimants.

They are a mixed bag, covering most of the unlawful grounds. Some decisions of interest include:

* A finding that inadequate training for a Polish employee with poor standards of English constituted discrimination (€5k award)

* Criticism of an ex-gratia redundancy package with a cut-off age of 60 (shortfall awarded to two 62 year olds)

* Two pregnancy-related dismissals (€26k and €15k awards)

* Criticism of Bus Eireann's hearing tests for prospective drivers

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