A Nurse v Health Service Executive IRET [2013] DEC-E2013-111

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Employment Equality Acts; discriminatory treatment; disability; reasonable ; accommodation; discriminatory dismissal

In this case a claim was made by the Complainant that she was subjected to discriminatory treatment in her working conditions by the Defendant on the grounds of disability. In late 2002, the complainant was diagnosed with breast cancer. In addition, she developed lymphedema affecting both her arms, resulting in the development of acute and chronic health difficulties. Up to September 2009 she worked in a community residential house, however in or around April/May 2009 the complainant states that she started to experience negativity from the Assistant Director of Nursing at Unit A.

The complainant met Dr D regarding her concerns; however the complainants’ solicitor submits that Dr D failed

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This article is correct at 25/10/2013

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