Review of Recent Equality Decisions

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 23 February 2011 Issues covered:

The Equality Tribunal yesterday published 15 Decisions taken under the Employment Equality Acts, just 3 of which were successful. The largest award totalled more than €28k, including €10k for the manner of dismissal which, when coupled with a change in the employer's attitude after the employee notified her of her pregnancy, constituted harassment.

The most interesting of the not upheld cases is number 14, which involved a school caretaker, refused entry back to work unless he underwent psychiatric assessment following allegations of work-related stress. It has some useful guidance on what are reasonable requirements in relation to employers dealing with long-term absences.

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