The Board of Management of Wilson's Hospital v Enoch Burke [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    IEHC 719
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Breach of Court Order

The High Court arose following a Court Order preventing a school teacher, Enoch Burke from attending the school premises while on paid administrative leave. Mr. Burke continued to attend the school in violation of the Court Order. He was sent to prison to compel him to comply with the Court Order. The Court released Mr. Burke from prison as it was held that Mr. Burke's motivation for remaining in prison was "to obtain some greater benefit" and the Court refused to facilitate this advantage to Mr. Burke.

What happened?

Mr. Burke is a secondary school teacher in Wilson's Hospital school. He was suspended from work with pay pending a disciplinary process after refusing to refer to use gender

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This article is correct at 16/02/2023

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