Review of Recent EAT Case - The Effect of Mediation Offer

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 26 February 2010
Anna Broderick
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Today's article looks at the impact that an offer (or refusal) of mediation can have in an employment dispute.

Brigid Clune v Debenhams (Retail) Ireland Limited UD1541/2008 RP1399/2008 MN 1488/2008 WT632/2008


The claimant (the employee) worked as a merchandiser for the respondent, the employer from 2005 to early 2008.

The claimant was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and underwent surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Upon her return to work she felt “that she was being pulled in all directions” and she did not know to which supervisor she was answerable.

In May 2008, the claimant experienced a fit of coughing on the shop floor and was aided by a male employee who was later

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