Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberIEHC 272
Legal BodyHigh Court of Ireland (IEHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discipline and Grievance
This case involved an application for judicial review. The applicant was notified in 2015 that a complaint of bullying had been made against him by a colleague. The applicant’s principal had been aware of the alleged incidents and complaints since 2008. An investigation into these complaints was accordingly launched as per the industrial relations procedure.
These investigations were carried out by an independent company of investigators over a period of forty-three weeks (despite the agreed policy period of five to six weeks). Following their investigations the investigators upheld four specific instances of bullying. At no point in the investigation was the applicant permitted to
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