Review of Recent Labour Court Decisions: Bullying and Health & Safety at Work

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 22 July 2011

Our latest review of Labour Court decisions looks at the interface of bullying and health and safety at work.

Introduction

There is no specific piece of legislation on the prevention of workplace bullying in the Irish legal system. However, Section 8 (2) b of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 imposes an obligation on employers to ‘manage and conduct work activities in such a way as to prevent, insofar as is reasonable practicable, any improper conduct or behaviour likely to put the safety, health or welfare at work of his or her employees at risk’.

S.2 (6) of the Act states that

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015
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