Corporate Bullying - Employers Beware

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 18 June 2013
Ciara O'Kennedy
LK Shields
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The relatively recent High Court decisions of Cross J upholding claims of bullying in the workplace and awarding damages where no recognisable psychiatric injury was established may lead to an increase in stress claims before the Courts.

Corporate Bullying

In the case of Kelly v Bons Secours Hospital [2012 IEHC 21], Ms. Kelly’s difficulties commenced after an accident at work, which caused injury to her back. Her Line Manager refused to sign her accident report form and did not report the accident in accordance with normal health and safety procedures.

Ms. Kelly had also applied for a permanent full-time position, which, in accordance with agreed procedures, should have been limited to

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