Review of Recent NI Tribunal Decisions

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law NI on 11 May 2010
Louise McAloon
Worthingtons Solicitors
Issues covered:

Sean Paul Bailey -v- Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (Case Ref: 1699/08)

Discrimination against part-time workers - objective justification

Regarded as a lead case in respect of a number of cases against the Respondent, the Claimant was a part-time (‘retained’) Fire Fighter. He was deemed ineligible for a full-time vacancy which the Respondent had available in Antrim because the Service had decided that, although the vacancy was to be filled internally, it was to be trawled only among full-time Fire Fighters. The Claimant claimed that the Respondent had unlawfully discriminated against him, contrary to the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations

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Louise McAloon
Worthingtons Solicitors

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