Fitzsimons v Disability Action (NI) 
Decision NumberNIIT 26215/21
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The claimant began working for the respondent, a voluntary organisation, in November 2011 as an Employment Advocacy Officer. The claimant has muscular dystrophy, Type 1 diabetes and chronic respiratory failure and is a disabled person within the definition of the legislation. The claimant worked through various roles being promoted up bands to the Erasmus Project Manager in 2019. The issues leading to the case relate to internal promotions within the workplace.
One of these acts related to the promotion of another colleague to the position of interim CEO. The claimant suggested it was direct disability discrimination on the basis that the individual
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