An Employer’s Responsibility to Lone Workers

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 27 February 2009
Aisling Butler
William Fry
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A recent decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal (the ‘EAT’) in the case of McGuckin v Euphony Communications [UD297/2008], highlights the issues facing employers with regard to their obligations in respect of the working conditions of lone workers.  The claimant in question argued that she had been constructively dismissed by her employer when she felt compelled to resign becauseinter alia of her employer’s unwillingness to implement adequate measures to protect her safety at work.  The claimant was frequently the sole staff member in the office, which had been broken into on two occasions.  She claimed she had

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Aisling Butler
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