Ciarán Culkin v Sligo County Council And Irish Human Rights And Equality Commission [2017] IECA 104

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    [2017] IECA 104
  • Legal Body
    Court of Appeal (IECA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Discrimination and Harassment, Personal Injuries Claim, Duplication of Proceedings, Employee Able to Bring Two Separate and Valid Legal Claims Arising Out of the Same Facts

This article concerns a recent Court of Appeal decision in Ciarán Culkin v Sligo County Council And Irish Human Rights And Equality Commission, [2017] IECA 104, a judgment of Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan delivered on the 29th day of March 2017.

The Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the High Court and clarified that a Claimant who has been unsuccessful in claiming discrimination or harassment under the Employment Equality Acts 1998 as amended is not automatically precluded from bringing a personal injuries claim in the civil courts, even where both alleged claims arise out of the same facts.


This was an appeal by Mr. Culkin from a decision of Kearns P. in the High Court in

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This article is correct at 31/05/2017

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