Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IEHC 272
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline and Grievance
Issues covered: Bullying Complaint; Constitutional Right to Fair Procedures; Investigations; Right to Legal Representation; Right to Cross-Examine Witnesses

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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This article is correct at 25/05/2017

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