Irvine v Optilase (UK) Ltd [2024]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 7465/21
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Disability Discrimination


The claimant commenced employment as a Laser Specialist (later promoted to Head Consultant Specialist) in May 2017.   The claimant was then appointed as Clinic Manager, following an internal process, in July 2018She was given a salary of £28,000 plus bonusesShe oversaw 15 staff including 3 doctors and a nurse.  

The claimant was suffering from headaches and high blood pressure which she attributed to work.   These issues eased as a result of the pandemic when the clinic was shutIt reopened in July 2020 with extended hours and the creation of separate teams.  

In August 2020 the claimant messaged asking

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This article is correct at 26/03/2024

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