Objective Bias in Investigations: Heinz-Peter Nasheuer v NUI [2018] IECA 79

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 20 April 2018
Alan Haugh BL
Deputy Chairman of the Labour Court
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This matter came before the Court of Appeal by way of an appeal brought on behalf of National University of Ireland Galway (‘the Respondent’) against a decision of the High Court (Baker J) to accede to Professor Nasheuer’s (‘the Applicant’) application for an interlocutory injunction to restrain an investigation by an external consultant, appointed by the Respondent, into allegations of bullying and harassment against him. The High Court found that Applicant had made out a serious case to be tried of objective bias on the part of the external investigator. Irvine J gave judgment on behalf of the Court of Appeal on 21 March 2018.

Factual Background

In April 2014 a member of the Respondent’s

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Alan Haugh BL
Deputy Chairman of the Labour Court

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