Katherina Stephens v Archaeological Development Services Limited [2012]

  • Case Reference
    UD 963/2009
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2007; Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1973 to 2005; Constructive Dismissal


The claimant commenced employment with the respondent as an Operations Manager for the Republic of Ireland in December 1997. She was officially promoted to the role of Head of Operations in December 2006. In December 2007 the claimant was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to take sick leave from her position in order to undergo treatment for her illness. During this time, the claimant alleges that she was put under a lot pressure to make decisions about her job and her future with the company. 

This alleged pressure was primarily applied by the CEO of the company and came in the

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This article is correct at 18/01/2012

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David Fagan
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