Ciaran Culkin –v- Sligo County Council [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IEHC 46
  • Decision Number
    IEHC 46
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Health and Safety, Discrimination, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Duplication of Proceedings; Workplace Injury; Discrimination


Mr Culkin worked as an engineer in Sligo County Council (“the Council”) for 39 years until he retired (and alleged constructive dismissal) in May 2009.

Mr Culkin started work with the Council in the role of apprentice technician in 1970 and continued his education earning a degree in Engineering in 2005. His role remained that of Senior Executive Technician at the date of his resignation from the Council.

During Mr Culkin’s employment, it is alleged that he was subjected to all sorts of negative behaviours at the hands of his employer including: failing to provide him with information regarding training courses, malicious rumours were spread about him, he was isolated and excluded

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This article is correct at 13/02/2015

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