Based on the Lyons v Longford & Westmeath decision, will employer investigations now become like mini legal proceedings?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 1 August 2017
Julie Austin
McDowell Purcell

The recent High Court decision in Lyons v Longford & Westmeath [2017] IEHC 272 was notable in that Mr Justice Eager, in his judgment, seemed to suggest that employees who are the subject of internal bullying investigations have a right to legal representation at internal employer investigation hearings and a right to ‘confront’ or cross-examine fellow employees who have made allegations against them. The ruling further suggests that such rights exist even outside of disciplinary hearings, and could arise in non-disciplinary investigations conducted by employers where those investigations

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Julie Austin
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