The Extent Of The Obligation To Provide Reasonable Accommodation

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 4 December 2020
Bláthnaid Evans
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Reasonable Accommodation

The effects of COVID-19 have brought the obligation to provide reasonable accommodation into sharp focus this past year. While remote working has been a welcome change for many, this has not been without challenge. Employers have had to consider how to accommodate disabled employees who are working remotely, while also complying with the obligation to provide a safe place of work. Mental health issues have also emerged as one of the consequences of the pandemic and many of these complaints will fall within the definition of disability under the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 (the “Acts”).

This article will consider two recent decisions by the Labour Court on the duty to provide

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