McCabe v Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 12368/18
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Constructive Dismissal; Disability Discrimination; Failure to Make Reasonable Adjustments

The Claimant was employed as an Investigating Officer by the Respondent, which investigates and reports on matters within the public sector. The Claimant was a qualified solicitor and had worked with the Law Centre and the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry, amongst others.  The claimant suffered from dyslexia which was recognised as a disability for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

The Claimant applied for the post of Senior Investigation Officer with the Respondent for which her application was unsuccessful.  She alleged that there was a failure to put reasonable adjustments into place when it came to the promotion competition for the post of Senior

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This article is correct at 04/01/2021
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