Andrew Munn v Chemtest Ireland Ltd (CASE REF: 1731/14)

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: DDA; Reasonable adjustments

The claimant, a Deputy Technical and Quality Manager, alleged that he was dismissed because he made a number of protected disclosures under the NI public interest disclosure legislation. It was also claimed that the respondent failed to make reasonable adjustments to deal with difficulties due to his disability, namely bipolar disorder.

While the tribunal was satisfied the claimant made qualifying disclosures, the manner in which the respondent dealt with the claimant’s disability provoked astonishment. The tribunal criticised the fact that the respondent made no attempts to accommodate the claimant’s condition, describing the procedure as ‘a shambles’. Not only did the employer ignore the

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This article is correct at 14/08/2015

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