6 June 2022 by and

Firefighter injured on Duty – A closer look into inherent job requirements and reasonable accommodation

Recently, the Constitutional Court decided the case of Adam Damons v City of Cape Town, where an employee firefighter who was injured at work and sustained a disability (as a result of the employer's non-compliance with safety procedures) sought a position as a Senior Firefighter but was inhibited by the employer's Fire and Rescue Advancement Policy. The case raised important questions relating to unfair discrimination in the workplace, the place of the inherent requirements of the job defence and the scope of reasonable accommodation

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