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Bullying in the Workplace: How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 17 April 2018
Caoimhe Heery
Ronan Daly Jermyn

We have an employee who is alleging that she is being bullied by her colleagues following the reporting of an alleged assault by a co-worker. We have suspended the co-worker but are unsure as to what to do in relation to the complaint of bullying. How do I handle it?

In the decision of Catherine Hurley v An Post [2017] IEHC 568, Mr Justice McDermott helpfully outlines the duties an employer owes to its employees who have allegedly been bullied by their co-workers.

Background

Mrs Hurley’s claim related to alleged bullying by her co-workers after an incident at work in July 2006.

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Caoimhe Heery
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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