Employee – Ordered to Pay Costs
A High Court Judge ordered a supermarket employee to pay her former employers legal costs after her personal injuries claim against her employer was dismissed by the court. The former employee who now resides in Poland claimed she suffered neck and back injuries when lifting boxes in the workplace.
In assessing evidence in the case Mr. Justice Michael Twomey noted the former employee stated in direct evidence she received manual handling training two years before the alleged incident. However under cross examination by council for her former employer she accepted she had signed a form which demonstrated she had participated in manual handling training in the workplace two months prior to the alleged incident and not two years as she previously stated.
(Ref. The High Court Miskiewicz -v- Dunnes Stores April 2016)
By providing details of the former employees manual handling training records Dunnes Stores were successful in defending this personal injury claim against the Company.