Duty to Make Reasonable Accommodations

Posted in : Equality Law Decisions on 24 August 2020
Alison Martin
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Discrimination and Equality; Reasonable Accommodations

Award for disabled employee awarded €10,000 by WRC adjudicator after termination of employment

In the recent WRC case of a Receptionist vs a Manufacturing Company [2020] ADJ-00023749 an employee with less than one years' service was awarded compensation of €10,000 (just over 5 months' pay) after she was found to have been discriminatorily dismissed.

Summary of the Complainant's case

The Complainant was employed as a receptionist/office administrator by the Respondent for approximately 10 months, from 15th May 2018 until her employment was terminated on the 28th March 2019.

The Complainant submitted that her dismissal was based on performance related issues arising from her disability

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