Prison service to pay €55k to official not allowed to work from home during pandemic (via Irish Legal News)

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has been ordered to pay €55,000 to a senior official with a heart condition who was denied the right to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The complainant instructed solicitors in June 2020 to lodge two complaints with the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in June 2020, the first alleging discrimination on the grounds of disability and failure to give reasonable accommodation and the second alleging penalisation.

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