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Una Ruffley v The Board of Management of St. Anne’s School

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Health and Safety
Issues covered: Bullying in the Workplace; Damages

This is an important case for schools which were concerned by the original High Court decision for two reasons; 

1. It appeared to represent an extension of the conventional definition of bullying by virtue of the High Court’s finding that this employer’s disciplinary process could be described as bullying and; 

2. The significant monetary award to the SNA. 

B. The High Court Decision of 2014 

The High Court made the award in 2014 based on what Mr Justice O’Neill then described as “severe” and “unmerited” treatment in what, he found, to be persistent inappropriate behaviour

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This article is correct at 11/12/2015

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