People Problems: Relationship Breakdown

Trucker's sudden sacking proves costly

4th May, 2014

Richard Beashel was a truck driver who started working with the Stobart distribution company in November 2009. Eight months later, he was called to a meeting and sacked there and then.

He successfully took a complaint under employment equality legislation, claiming that he had been discriminated against on the grounds of disability, and was awarded €22,000.

Last year, Stobart Ireland Limited appealed the equality officer's decision to the Labour Court, which heard the appeal earlier this...

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