Cheryl Suzanne Campbell v Department of Justice & others [2016]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    NIIT 1170/15 2197/15
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Mental Health; Reasonable Adjustment; Tribunal Proceedings

The claimant was employed in the Northern Ireland Civil Service in the Forensic Science Department of the Department of Justice. At the relevant times the claimant had been diagnosed as suffering from fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy and she alleged disability discrimination. Shortly before an interlocutory hearing the claimant disclosed to the respondents and to the tribunal that she had just been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum and she requested reasonable adjustments to the upcoming hearing.

The tribunal noted that the claimant’s requests were ‘unrealistic’ yet acceded to a number of requests to accommodate the claimant at a ground rules hearing. By the time of the full

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This article is correct at 20/07/2016

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