Interaction with Medical Experts

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 17 February 2012
Deirdre Crowley
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This article looks at a High Court case which demonstrates the need for employers to take care in handling long term absences from the workplace and their dealings with medical experts.

The decision comes at a time when the High Court appears to be coming down hard on employers for the manner in which they have dealt with employee stress and their handling of internal investigations (Sweeney v Ballinteer Community School [2011] IEHC 131 and Margaret Kelly v Bon Secours Health System Limited, judgment of Mr. Justice Cross delivered on 25 January 2012). Feel free to contact Deirdre Crowley or Catherine-Ellen O’Keeffe with any queries you may have. The cases of Sweeney

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