Board of Management, Clonkeen College v Keith Cassidy [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Health and Safety, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Health and Safety, Safety Representative, selection process, victimisation


The Complainantis a geography teacher at the Respondent secondary school in County Dublin, and a member of the ASTI trade union. The Complainant contended he was the duly-designated “safety representative” for all employees of the Respondent. In this capacity, the Complainant said he attempted to implement a programme known as “Work Positive” which is developed by the Health and Safety Authority. The Respondent did not recognise the Complainant as the “safety representative” for their employees, which the Complainant alleged was penalisation for having served as the safety representative. The Complainant made a complaint under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 on

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This article is correct at 19/10/2023

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