McCracken v Northern Health and Social Care Trust [2013] NIIT 806/12

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    NIIT 806/12
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Reasonable adjustments; disability discrimination

The claimant worked as a nursing auxiliary. Following maternity leave she developed a degenerative eye condition which caused difficulties in adjusting to changes in light and was a disability for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The claimant informed the respondent of her disability and that she wished to return to work in August 2011. Reasonable adjustments were not made until August 2012 after which the claimant returned to work finally in December 2012. The claimant claimed that she had been directly discriminated against and her case was supported by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

The Tribunal found no direct discrimination on the part of the

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This article is correct at 01/03/2013

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