Mullen v Brown Thomas Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceAugust 2011
Legal BodyHigh Court of Ireland (IEHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal
Ms Justice Mary Laffoy granted an injunction last week preventing Brown Thomas from effecting its decision to dismiss an employee. Mary Mullen had brought a claim of bullying and harassment to the attention of her employers and was then told she was being dismissed.
In seeking the injunction, it was claimed that the Applicant’s dismissal arose from complaints made to Brown Thomas that the Applicant had been bullied by a superior, whom she alleged made her working life “unbearable”. She made an informal complaint, and when she felt that nothing was done about it, she made a formal complaint through the Company’s Grievance Procedure.
The complaints were subject to mediation during which
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