Can an employer lawfully reassign an employee to different duties?

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 27 July 2017
Claire Bruton BL
Issues covered:

Earley v HSE and whether an employer can lawfully reassign an employee to different duties

The recent judgments of the Court of Appeal in Earley v HSE ([2017] IECA 158, 15th May 2017) and [[2017] IECA 207, 18th July 2017) are hugely significant for those involved in employment law. They provide a detailed examination of whether an employer is entitled to reassign an employee to different duties of employment absent any investigation or disciplinary process being invoked against that employee where exceptional circumstances indicate the reassignment is necessary. The most recent judgment examined the issue of the appropriate order to be granted to Ms Earley who succeeded in her appeal

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