Byrne v Aware Defeat Depression Ltd [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 108/20
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Health and Safety, Discrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Constructive Dismissal

The claimant was employed as the communications officer for the respondent from March 2013 in an office-based role.  From 2015 she was line managed by the Director of Fundraising and Communications, but that director had resigned while the Claimant was off during a period of maternity leave followed by sick leave in 2017 and 2018.

The claimant was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis on 15th October 2017 and it was agreed that she was disabled in line with the definition under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 from that point.  On 2nd August 2018 the claimant met with the Head of Corporate Services about her return to work.   The claimant requested that her working

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This article is correct at 15/09/2021
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