Noel McParland v Northern Ireland Ambulance ServicePosted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
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
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