A Care Assistant v A Nursing Home [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline and Grievance, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Sexual Harassment; Victimisation; Unfair Dismissal; Penalisation

A nursing home has been ordered to pay €150,000 to three care workers who were sexually harassed by an alcohol-fuelled 93-year-old male resident. The three Complainants were dismissed in December 2018 after an investigation concluded they had created a situation which resulted in the maltreatment of a resident. 

One of the three Complainants explained that the harassment consisted of physical conduct of a sexual nature including touching and foul language. She gave an example that the resident made commented about the size of her breasts. One of the care workers stated that the resident went to the local pub six days a week and always kept alcohol in the locker beside his bed. The

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This article is correct at 30/09/2020

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