National & International Legal News

June 23

Una Ruffley v. Board of Management of St. Anne’s School [2015] IECA 287

THE COURT OF APPEAL Personal Injuries – Bullying and harassment – Unfair procedures – Lack of calibrated inappropriateness – Majority decision The plaintiff was a special needs assistant in the defendant school. She was accused, inter alia, of locking the door of a ‘sensory room’ in which she was supervising special needs pupils. The disciplinary.

June 23

Nano Nagle School v. Marie Daly [2015] IEHC 785

THE HIGH COURT Employment Equality Acts – Disability – Reasonable accommodation – Appropriate measures – Adequate consideration The appellant, a special needs school, brought a point of law appeal from the Labour Court seeking to overturn the decision of that court to award the respondent the sum of €40,000 in compensation for having suffered discrimination.

June 23

Mary Joyce v. The Board of Management of Coláiste Iognáid [2015] IEHC 809

THE HIGH COURT Interlocutory injunction application – Attempt to halt disciplinary procedure – Prejudgment of issues – Education Act 1998 – Compliance with departmental procedures The plaintiff, the head-teacher of the defendant school, sought an injunction restraining the defendant from proceeding with a disciplinary procedure against her. The defendant had asked its chairman to prepare.

June 23

Lyndsey Conway & others v. The Health Service Executive [2016] IEHC 73

THE HIGH COURT Injunction application – Restraining disciplinary procedures – Psychiatric nurses – Áras Attracta – Compliance with Trust in Care Policy – Delay. The plaintiffs were psychiatric nurses who were employed by the HSE at Áras Attracta, a residential home for persons with intellectual disabilities in Swinford, County Mayo. Each of the plaintiffs was.