Reasonable Accommodation - Your Questions Answered

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 4 October 2021
Amy Martin
A&L Goodbody
Issues covered: Reasonable Accommodation; Discrimination and Equality; The Employment Equality Acts

In light of the recent Workplace Relations Commissions (WRC) decision of Marie O’Shea v Health Services Executive (ADJ-00024740) it is important that employers consider that law in relation to providing reasonable accommodation to an employee with a disability.

What does the legislation say about reasonable accommodation?

Section 16 of the Employment Equality Acts (EEA) requires an employer to do all that is reasonable to accommodate the needs of a person who has a disability by providing special treatment or facilities. The employer must take appropriate measures to enable a person who has a disability to:

  • have access to employment;
  • participate or advance in employment; and
  • undergo

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Amy Martin
A&L Goodbody

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