Halpin -v- National Museum of Ireland [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IECA 57
  • Legal Body
    Court of Appeal (IECA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Absence and Sickness, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Suspension; Injunctive Relief; Access to Medical Records

Halpin -v- National Museum of Ireland [2019] IECA 57

Keywords: Suspension; Injunctive Relief; Access to Medical Records

This case involved the attempt by the employer to suspend a senior employee after unfavourable reports about his alleged behaviour appeared in a national newspaper, albeit the articles did not identify the employee by name. The employer justified the suspension of the employee on grounds that he was under stress, the situation would be made worse by the press reports and went further in demanding that the employee should undergo psychiatric assessment and allow the medical assessor to access his medical records from his GP. The employee refused and sought injunctive

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This article is correct at 11/03/2019

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