Duty of Care to Provide a Safe Place of Work: McCarthy v ISS Ireland Limited

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 23 October 2018
Síobhra Rush
Lewis Silkin
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Cases from the courts continue to emphasise the duty of care on employers to take reasonable steps to protect their employees from the reasonably foreseeable harm which may arise as a result of treatment by other employees, even where such behaviour might not amount to bullying in the workplace.

The Court of Appeal recently delivered an interesting decision in this area.  The case is McCarthy v ISS Ireland Limited (the Court of Appeal 13th August 2018), in which an appeal of the dismissal of the Plaintiff’s personal injuries claim was allowed and the matter remitted back to the High Court. The Court of Appeal upheld the Plaintiff’s argument that the High Court had erred in deciding her

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Síobhra Rush
Lewis Silkin

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