Review of Recent Labour Court Decision: Associative Disability Discrimination

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 9 August 2013 Issues covered:

Today’s case looks at a very complex and difficult issue of ‘Associative Disability Discrimination’ and makes comparisons to other relevant case law throughout Europe.

Henry Denny and Sons (Ireland) Ltd and Rohan (ADE/12/45 Determination No.EDA 1310, 3rd April 2013)


In the UK case of Coleman v Attridge Law (C-303/06), the (then) European Court of Justice held that the Equal Treatment directive provides for protection against ‘associative disability discrimination’. Ms Coleman, who worked as a legal secretary, had given birth to a child with a disability and argued that, as the primary carer of her child, she had been treated less favourably at work than colleagues who did not

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