Halpin -v- National Museum of Ireland Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceIECA 57
Legal BodyCourt of Appeal (IECA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionSickness and Absence, Policies and Procedures
Halpin -v- National Museum of Ireland  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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