Promoting Equality and Inclusivity: Navigating Family Status Discrimination and Flexible Working Practices in the Workplace

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 28 February 2024
Sinéad Byrne
LK Shields Solicitors LLP
Issues covered: Probation, Discrimination

In today's diverse workforce, employers must accommodate the needs of employees with a wide array of personal circumstances, including caring responsibilities. A recent decision from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) (ADJ-00043686) highlights the potential challenges faced by employers when dealing with employees who are protected by equality legislation as a result of their personal circumstances.

Case Background:

This case centres around a single mother who successfully brought a claim based on various grounds against her former employer. The claims included a breach of contractual notice, a breach of the Terms of Employment (Information) Act, 1994; a breach of the Organisation of

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Sinéad Byrne
LK Shields Solicitors LLP

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