An Insurance Company
Request for Preliminary Decision on Admissibility by Respondent
This dispute concerns a complaint by the complainant that he was discriminated against in being refused cover by an insurance company, contrary to the provisions of the Equal Status Act 2000. The respondents maintain, however, that the complainant's complaint was submitted outside the statutory 6 month period provided for under Section 21(6) of the Equal Status Act 2000 and is, therefore, not admissible. The respondents asked for a preliminary decision on this issue.
Because of the sensitive nature of the case, it was agreed by all parties and the Equality Officer that details of the complaint should remain confidential.
The Equality Officer found that that the complainant failed to lodge his complaint in time in accordance with the provisions of the Equal Status Act 2000 and that the complaint was, therefore, inadmissible.