Una Ruffley v The Board of Management St Anne's School Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceIEHC 235
Legal BodyHigh Court of Ireland (IEHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDisciplinary and Grievance Issues
The Plaintiff, Ms. Una Ruffley, was employed as a Special Needs Assistant for over 10 years at St. Anne’s School in Co. Kildare. Ms. Ruffley sued the Board of Management for bullying and harassment at work during the period from September 2009 to September 2010. The Plaintiff was supervising a child with ADHD in a sensory room and locked the door. She subsequently was given a final written warning for breach of health and safety code within the school. The warning was to last 18 months on her record. Essentially, the circumstances can be summarised as follows:
1. The Plaintiff contended that
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