Review of Recently Upheld Equality Decisions, Including €315k Award

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 21 March 2012 Issues covered:

The Equality Tribunal has recently published two upheld cases. The first involves dismissal of a pregnant manager and the extremely large award of some €315,000 against a well-known hotel group. Some readers may find some of the evidence upsetting. 

The second case is a disability discrimination case, with the much smaller award of €5000. The employer did not know until around two days before dismissal that the employee had depression. The Equality Officer made some interesting comments in relation to a post-transfer introduction of a new sickness policy:

" In relation to the introduction of a sick leave policy. I find nothing in this policy that is inherently discriminatory. The policy

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