Anonymised v Department of Justice Posted In: Case Law
Case Reference NIIT 18174
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discrimination and Equality
The claimant was employed by the respondent as a prison officer from November 2008 until October 2020 when she was medically retired on the grounds of ill-health. The claimant had an adverse mental condition arising from stress. This was exacerbated by the fact that a close family member was the victim of a serious criminal offence in 2017. The claimant gave evidence that after that offence had taken place against her family member that she had an agreement with her line manager that she would not be assigned to duties where perpetrators of similar offences were detained. The claimant also gave evidence that she would have become upset in work but that she could do this in private such as
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