The Board of Management of Wilson's Hospital v Enoch Burke Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberIEHC 719
Legal BodyHigh Court of Ireland (IEHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionContracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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.
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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