Employment and Equality Decisions Issued in March

Posted in : Mar on 4 March 2016
Bernadette Treanor
Beo Solutions
Issues covered:

1. DEC-E2015-138 looks at compulsory retirement age and finds that pension notifications from 1999 were the most recent act of discrimination rather than the more recent retirement letters. It also includes a refusal of permission to proceed with a claim before the EAT under section 101(2)(b) in circumstances where no discriminatory dismissal complaint appears to have been before the Equality Officer.

2. EDA163 addresses sexual harassment and notably, it finds that the respondent cannot avail of the defence primarily because the line manager did not recognise the complaints or consider them serious. Therefore line managers’ knowledge and training is now considered a reasonably practicable

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Bernadette Treanor
Beo Solutions

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