Heinz-Peter Nasheuer v National University of Ireland Galway [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IECA 79
  • Legal Body
    Court of Appeal (IECA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline and Grievance
Issues covered: Bullying and Harassment; Appeal; Investigative Process; Bias

This case was an appeal brought by the defendant university. The appeal was against an order of the High Court which stayed an investigative process concerning a complaint against the plaintiff. A complaint had been made against the plaintiff, and 8 other staff members (“the respondents”), by a colleague (“the complainant”) for bullying and harassment.

However, a disagreement arose between the complainant and the respondents as to what procedure/policy applied to the dispute. As a result, the Labour Court recommended an independent external investigator, Ms. Hughes, be appointed.

Ms. Hughes wrote to the plaintiff on the 10th April 2017, enclosing documents, terms of reference and advising

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This article is correct at 28/03/2018

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