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What is disability discrimination in the workplace?

At Employment Matters, we are committed to fighting for the rights of individuals subjected to disability discrimination in the workplace.

We understand that living with a disability can be challenging enough, and the added stress of discrimination can be overwhelming.

We are dedicated to helping our clients seek justice and hold their employers accountable for their unjust actions.

Whether you are dealing with discrimination in hiring, promotion, or any other aspect of the workplace, we are here to help.

Contact us today to discuss your options.

Signs of Disability Discrimination

There are numerous signs that you may be experiencing disability discrimination in the workplace.

Some common signs we have come across include the following:

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How We Can Help with disability discrimination in the Workplace

At Employment Matters, we understand that disability discrimination in the workplace is a serious issue that can significantly impact individuals.

If you have been the victim of disability discrimination at work, our experienced team of solicitors can help; it is important to act quickly.

Our solicitors can help you understand your rights and advise you on the best action.

We can also represent you in negotiations with your employer and, if necessary, in court.

The Remedies for disability discrimination

Complaint: The first step for an individual who has experienced disability discrimination in the workplace is to make a complaint to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). The WRC is responsible for enforcing employment equality legislation and can investigate complaints of discrimination. 

Compensation: If the WRC or Labour Court finds disability discrimination has occurred in your company, the individual may be entitled to compensation. The compensation awarded will depend on the circumstances of the case, including the severity of the discrimination and the financial losses suffered by the individual.

Reinstatement or Re-engagement: In some cases, the individual may be entitled to reinstatement or re-engagement in their former or similar roles in the company. This remedy is typically awarded when the discrimination has resulted in the individual losing their job.

Order for Equal Treatment: The WRC or Labour Court may order the employer to cease the discriminatory practice and ensure equal treatment for all employees going forward. They may need to start implementing training for managers and staff on the prohibition of disability discrimination in the workplace.

Non-Financial Remedies: In addition to financial remedies, the WRC or Labour Court may also award non-financial remedies such as a formal apology or a reference for future employment.

Punitive Damages: In some cases, the individual may be entitled to punitive damages designed to punish the employer for their discriminatory conduct. Punitive damages are only awarded in exceptional circumstances and are typically reserved for cases where the discrimination was severe or intentional.

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How Employment Matters Can Assist You

If you have experienced disability discrimination in your company in Ireland. In that case, our law firm can assist you in taking legal action to challenge the dismissal and seek justice under Irish law.

In Ireland, employees have certain rights and protections under the law regarding disability discrimination.

Employers must follow fair procedures when disability discrimination takes place.

If you feel that you have been treated unfairly due to your disability, you may be entitled to seek compensation or take legal action to challenge the dismissal.

Our team of experienced solicitors have a deep understanding of Irish employment law and can help you navigate the process of making a claim for disability discrimination in Ireland.

We can provide you with information about your rights under Irish law, help you gather and present evidence, and represent you in any legal proceedings that may be necessary.

If you have experienced disability discrimination in Ireland, don’t hesitate to seek legal assistance.

Disability Discrimination Workplace FAQs

Disability discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employer treats an employee or job applicant unfavourably because of their disability. This discrimination is against the law and prohibited by the Equal Status Acts 2000-2015 in Ireland.

An employer who engages in disability discrimination can face legal action from the employee or job applicant who has been discriminated against. If the case is successful, the employer may be required to pay damages to the claimant and any legal fees incurred.

If you believe you have been the victim of disability discrimination in the workplace, you should contact us. Our experienced team of employment solicitors can advise you on the best course of action and represent you in any legal proceedings that may arise.

A solicitor can help with a disability discrimination case by providing legal advice and representation. They can help you gather evidence, build a strong and robust case, and represent you in court if necessary. Employment solicitors can also negotiate with the employer on your behalf and help you to secure a fair settlement.

Yes, there are time limits for bringing a disability discrimination claim. Under the Equal Status Acts 2000-2015, you must bring a claim within 6 months of the date of the alleged discrimination. If you miss this deadline, you may be unable to pursue your claim. 

How does it work?

Do you have a claim?

We start by establishing whether or not you have a claim.

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Then, if you do and you want to pursue it, we’ll help guide you through the complex process of making that claim.

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That said, you only have a limited time to lodge your complaint to the WRC or Labour Court, so act fast.

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