O’Neill v Department for Social Development [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    NIIT 1922/11
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Reasonable Adjustments

The claimant took a case against the Department for Social Development (DSD). The claimant was a 29 year-old Civil Servant who developed an aggressive form of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She requested a transfer closer to her County Londonderry home from Belfast where she was positioned. She was able to travel to work because of a scheme that allows 32 her to take a taxi but that was due to end shortly. However, she was never offered a transfer opportunity in any of the three areas of her choice. The tribunal found the DSD operated a transfer policy which gave priority to non-disabled staff over disabled staff, with priority given to those who needed to be moved out

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This article is correct at 10/08/2012

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