SECTION 19(5), EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY ACT, 1977
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(REPRESENTED BY IRISH MUNICIPAL, PUBLIC AND CIVIL TRADE UNION)
Chairman: Ms Jenkinson
Employer Member: Mr Keogh
Worker Member: Mr O'Neill
1. Time Limit.
2. The Labour Court investigated the above matter on the 12th of March, 1999, in accordance with Sections 19(5) of the Employment Equality Act, 1977.
The Court is satisfied that the claimant did not become aware of the Revenue Commissioner's promotion review procedures until July, 1998. The Court notes that she was required to attend a review process where other males were not.
On this basis the Court is satisfied that reasonable grounds have been shown by the employee as to why a reference of this dispute was not lodged within the time limit stipulated in the Employment Equality Act, 1977.
Accordingly, the dispute will be referred to an Equality Officer for investigation.
Signed on behalf of the Labour Court
19th March, 1999.______________________
Enquiries concerning this Decision should be addressed to Larry Wisely, Court Secretary.