Review of Recently Upheld Equality DecisionsPosted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 8 February 2013
The Equality Tribunal (which, since 1st Jan, has its functions under the control of the DJEI) has recently published several upheld cases on employment equality. The first and second cases concern retirement. In the first case, the employer failed to justify the application of a retirement age. In the second case, a notice of retirement was withdrawn but the complainant still suffered some loss as a result of the non-applicability of a disability and death policy for a period of time after her 65th birthday. The third case is a straightforward one of dismissal on return from maternity leave.
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