Jordan Galbraith v Bombardier CASE REF: 57/15

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

The claimant was employed under a three-year contract of apprenticeship and claimed that he had been unlawfully discriminated against by the respondent on grounds of his disability (dyslexia). There existed a ‘tri-partite arrangement’ where “on the job” training was provided by the respondent while the study element was overseen by Belfast Metropolitan College. After a number of missed assignments the claimant was required to repeat his academic year. From the respondent’s point of view this meant that he could not complete his apprenticeship and he was advised that this could result in termination of his employment. The difficulty was that the claimant had never raised the matter of his

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This article is correct at 20/11/2015

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