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Disability Discrimination & Reasonable Accommodation Through Technological Advancements

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 7 November 2011
Jennifer O'Neill
LK Shields

Introduction - Statutory Requirements

The term “Disability” is broadly defined under the Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011 (the “Equality Acts”) to include people with physical, intellectual, learning, cognitive or emotional disabilities and a range of medical conditions.

Employers are not obliged to recruit a person to or retain a person in a position if the person is not fully competent and available to undertake, and fully capable of undertaking, the duties attached to that position. However a person with a disability will be regarded as fully competent and capable of performing the

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Jennifer O'Neill
LK Shields

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