Percy v Lenalea Electronics Ltd [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Redundancy, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Unfair Dismissal; Redundancy; Age Discrimination

The claimant began work for the respondent in 2016 as an electronics assembly technician, following retirement from another role with the aim of ‘getting him out of the house’.  The duties included those of electronics assembly, but it was expected that there would be some other duties to fit into the needs of the business.  There was never any mention of any disability when he began working and there was no reason that the respondent would be aware of any disability for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

The company was regarded by the Tribunal as being ‘small’ with an expectation that all employees, including the directors, would engage in maintenance,

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This article is correct at 29/09/2021

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