How do the courts define bullying and harassment?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 19 April 2017
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Ronan Daly Jermyn
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We have an employee who is alleging bullying and harassment in the workplace and we are unsure as to exactly what constitutes bullying and harassment, we also think that there may be other health issues in the background that have not been disclosed to us. How do we tell what amounts to bullying and what happens if the employee takes a case against us and does not disclose the other health issues? How do I handle it?”

The decision of Mr Justice Moriarty in Mona Jackson v James Cahill P/A Cahill & Cahill Solicitors (Unreported, High Court, Moriarty J, 6th July 2016) is of great assistance in providing guidelines as to what actions are currently considered to fall within the definition

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