C.D. v The Board of Management of a National School [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IEHC 819
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Order of Certiorari; Adequacy of Reasons

The applicant, “C.D.” was employed as a Primary school teacher in a small rural school from 1996 to 2018. In 1998 she became Principal of the school. Whilst on administrative leave in March 2018, she was informed by the Board of Management that she was dismissed. The Applicant then applied to the High Court for an order of certiorari quashing the decision of the Board of Management to dismiss her from her position.

The Applicant was dismissed as a result of a number of serious allegations made against her by a Special Needs Assistant in the school. The Applicant disputed all of the allegations and gave alternative explanations which she maintained at some points “should have given the Board

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This article is correct at 12/12/2019

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