Substantial Award Made to Employee for Failure to Provide Reasonable AccommodationPosted in : Equality Law Decisions on 15 July 2020
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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