De Minimis Rule: Dillon v Board of Management of Catholic University School [2018] IECA 292

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 26 September 2018
Cathy Maguire BL
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Dillon v Board of Management of Catholic University School[2018] IECA 292 is a recent decision of the Court of Appeal which demonstrates that the Courts take the reputational implications of a final written warning seriously and that an employee is certainly entitled to litigate the imposition of such a warning, even if it expires without further adverse steps being taken against the employee.

The case is also to be noted for the indication that if an employee plays fast and loose with disciplinary procedures and fails to engage with those procedures in the way which might be expected of them, they run the risk that even if they succeed in their claim the Courts may depart from the usual

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