Karen Stapleton v St Colman's (Claremorris) Credit Union Limited [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Reinstatement; Bullying and Harassment; Stress

The claimant in this case worked for the respondent credit union from 2005. In June 2011 the claimant was presented with a copy of the respondent’s Bullying and Harassment policy which was set on her desk. Around this time the claimant was made aware that an unspecified allegation of bullying had been made against her. However, no allegations were ever put to her.

Due to the stress of the situation the claimant went off on certified sick leave for a time. None of the various meetings that took place had ever addressed the allegations of bullying and harassment against her or the claimant’s grievances in relation to how she was being treated. Then in “the starkest and baldest of terms”, on

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This article is correct at 25/11/2015

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