McCarthy v ISS Ireland Limited (Trading as ISS Facility Services) & Anor [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IECA 287
  • Legal Body
    Court of Appeal (IECA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Health and Safety
Issues covered: Personal Injury at Work; Duty of Care to Employees; Vicarious Liability

This case involved an appeal against the dismissal of the plaintiff's personal injuries claim.

The plaintiff had been employed by the first named defendant and claimed that between May 2009 and February 2011 there were five separate incidents involving staff she supervised. She claimed that they had acted abusively and aggressively towards her during the course of their employment and that over time this caused her severe stress, anxiety, humiliation, pain and suffering that she was compelled to leave her employment.

She alleged that after the first incident she reported it to her employer but no action was taken to prevent recurrence. The plaintiff claimed that the non- action by her

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This article is correct at 13/09/2018

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