County Offaly Citizens Information Service Ltd v Mary Linehan [2016] ILCR

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Health and Safety
Issues covered: Industrial Relations Acts, 1946 to 1990; Section 29(1), Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005; Penalisation Following a Complaint

This case concerned the alleged penalisation of the complainant following a complaint she made regarding her treatment by one of her managers. She claimed that as a result of her complaint she suffered four detriments; close supervision, requirement to attend the company doctor, failure to be considered for temporary promotion and being threatened with disciplinary action. Based on the evidence provided the Court held that the complaints were not considered ‘penalisation’ within the meaning of the Act and the case was accordingly dismissed.

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This article is correct at 11/03/2016

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