Duty to Make Reasonable Accommodations – Further Considerations

Posted in : Equality Law Decisions on 8 February 2021
Alison Martin
Issues covered: Discrimination and Equality; Duty to consider Reasonable Accommodations

Irish Prison Service v Robert Cunningham and The Labour Court [2021] IECA 19

The Court of Appeal ("COA") recently considered, as a preliminary point, whether it had jurisdiction to consider an appeal by Irish Prison Service ("IPS") of a decision of the High Court. Mr. Cunningham, a prison officer employed by the IPS, claimed that the COA was not permitted to hear the appeal as the applicable legislation, the Employment Equality Acts and the Workplace Relations Act 2015, did not provide for a further right of appeal from the High Court.

Equality Complaint

During the course of his employment as a prison officer, Mr Cunningham suffered a number of back injuries, resulting in him having to

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