Noel McParland v Northern Ireland Ambulance Service

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Age Discrimination

The two issues were:

a) Whether a policy adopted by the respondent whereby all leavers of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) were required to go through a recruitment process as a condition of re-joining the service constituted unlawful indirect discrimination on grounds of age and; 

b) Whether the tribunal had jurisdiction to deal with the claim, given that the claimant lodged his claim outside the three month time-limit for bringing such a claim. 

The claimant was employed as a Paramedic Supervisor for almost 26 years when he retired. He indicated his interest in retirement but was told that he could return to work part-time, but technically he would not have retired and

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This article is correct at 18/07/2014

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