BEO Solutions on Employment Equality Decisions

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Mr. C Flynn v Public Appointment’s Service

Posted in: BEO Solutions on Employment Equality Decisions on 06/03/2017 The complainant, who suffers from ADD, asserted he was disadvantaged by stage 1 of the competition for Clerical Officer consisting of a 90 minute questionnaire and three aptitude tests. His allegations were upheld at first instance and an award of €5000 made for a failure to provide him with reaso...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Age Discrimination in Selection for Promotion

Posted in: BEO Solutions on Employment Equality Decisions on 27/02/2017 In this article, Bernadette Treanor reviews the cases of Mr. J Montgomery v Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DEC-E2016-133) and Ms. K Coffey v Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DEC-E2016-134). Issues: Age, selection process, preliminary interview results Both of these c...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Data Classification Analyst v Market Research Company [ADJ-00001299]

Posted in: BEO Solutions on Employment Equality Decisions on 20/02/2017 Issues: Return from maternity leave, breastfeeding, harassment, victimisation, less favourable treatment, constructive dismissal The complainant asserted she was treated less favourably at work from the point where she announced her pregnancy. She asserted she was targeted and bullied, and experien...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Equality Decisions Review Issued in October 2016

Posted in: BEO Solutions on Employment Equality Decisions on 27/10/2016 Both cases considered here address section 14A. In the first ADJ-00002040, the adjudicator took positions relating to the consideration of reasonable cause for extension of time and the application of the defence which are departures from the normal approach adopted in such cases. The claim was d...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Equality Decisions Review Issued in June 2016 (Part 2)

Posted in: BEO Solutions on Employment Equality Decisions on 08/08/2016 MPD162 - HSE v Rabbitte Issues: Maternity protection, entitlement to return to job when maternity leave ends, responsibility to identify appropriate duties This Labour Court determination is made in accordance with the maternity protection provisions but is of interest because a considerable number...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Equality Decisions Review Issued in June 2016 (Part 1)

Posted in: BEO Solutions on Employment Equality Decisions on 26/07/2016 1. EDA1614, Congregation of Dominican Sisters of the Rosary and St Catherine of Siena, Otherwise Santa Sabina House v Tariro Mutyandasvika Issues: Complaint not out of time, Equality Officer erred This was an appeal of an Equality Officer Decision that the complaint was out of time. The original ...
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Equality Decisions Review May 2016

Posted in: BEO Solutions on Employment Equality Decisions on 17/05/2016 1. ADJ – 00000107 - This is the first review of an equality decision submitted since the establishment of the WRC being lodged on 8 October 2015. The case considers an interview process and the respondent’s apparently robust interview procedures won the day. 2. DEC-E2016-037 – Victimisation was the...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Discrimination and Equality
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Employment and Equality Decisions Issued in March

Posted in: BEO Solutions on Employment Equality Decisions on 04/03/2016 1. DEC-E2015-138 looks at compulsory retirement age and finds that pension notifications from 1999 were the most recent act of discrimination rather than the more recent retirement letters. It also includes a refusal of permission to proceed with a claim before the EAT under section 101(2)(b) in ci...
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Employment Equality Decisions Issued in January

Posted in: BEO Solutions on Employment Equality Decisions on 22/01/2016 1. The first case, a Decision of the Supreme Court relates to Judicial Review proceedings taken by Bisi Adigun against the Equality Tribunal. The Court did not uphold any of the points argued by Mr. Adigun. Indeed, had the Tribunal continued as sought by Mr. Adigun it would have been in “clear brea...
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Discrimination and Equality Contracts of Employment Human Rights
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Employment Equality Decisions Issued in April 2015

Posted in: BEO Solutions on Employment Equality Decisions on 28/04/2015 Bernadette Treanor writes: Two cases were upheld this month and both have interesting technical aspects. They are detailed below in addition to two cases not upheld (considered in brief) which also have interesting issues to review. 1. The first case upheld, DEC-E2015-015, addresses depression, an...
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Discrimination and Equality