Substantial Award Made to Employee for Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodation

Posted in : Equality Law Decisions on 15 July 2020
Alison Martin
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Reasonable Accommodation; Constructive Dismissal; OCD

In the recent WRC case of Executive Assistant v University ADJ-00022851, the Adjudication Officer ("AO") was required to decide whether the Respondent had failed to reasonably accommodate the Complainant as a result of her disability and also whether the Complainant had been constructively dismissed, where she claimed she had been forced to retire on ill health grounds.

Summary of the Complainant's Case

The Complainant was an executive assistant and she commenced employment with the Respondent in November 1998. The Complainant suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder ("OCD").  

The Complainant had been out on maternity leave, followed by annual leave, and was due to return to work

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