The Court of Appeal has overturned the ruling of then-president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, refusing to adjourn an inquiry into whether a man with a moderate learning disability who wanted to marry should be made a ward of court.
Published 11 August 2020
The High Court has allowed the appeal of Robert Cunningham, a prison officer employed by the Irish Prison Service (IPS).
Published 16 June 2020
Disabled prison officers have a right to reasonable workplace accommodations to facilitate their work, judges have ruled.
Published 9 June 2020
Disabled people working in the legal profession face outmoded practices that hamper their efforts to build successful careers, according to a new study by researchers at Cardiff University.
Published 30 January 2020
The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) will tomorrow launch a new research report examining the experiences of prisoners with disabilities, and the difficulties they face navigating prison services.
Published 14 January 2020
A new legal code of practice will be brought forward by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission to promote greater employment of disabled people, the body has said.
Published 7 October 2019
Workplace Relations Commission: Man with severe speech impediment awarded €15,000 in disability discrimination complaint
A man who was terminated without notice after working with a machinery manufacturing company for nearly a year has been awarded €15,000 in the Workplace Relations Commission.
Published 2 October 2019
Deirdre Malone, partner in the employment team at Ronan Daly Jermyn, considers the latest developments in a long-running disability discrimination case.
Published 5 September 2019
The Supreme Court has held that the Employment Equality Acts requires the distribution of essential duties must be considered as part of a “reasonable accommodation” to accommodate employees with a disability, and that the Court of Appeal erred in making a distinction between “tasks” and “duties” when interpreting the legislation.
Published 1 August 2019
BT has lost an appeal against the finding that it was liable for disability discrimination for failing to make reasonable adjustments in its recruitment process for a man with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Published 31 July 2019
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates clarifies some key points on the law of disability discrimination.
Published 18 July 2019
An employer which dismissed a man because of his dyspraxia has been ordered to pay €15,000 in compensation, the equivalent of 18 months' pay.
Published 16 May 2019