Employers Appeal Upheld
The Court of Appeal overturned a previous decision of the High Court which awarded a female employee €67,000 relating to a manual handling injury in the workplace.
In delivering judgement of the three judge Court of Appeal, Ms. Justice Mary Irvine noted the duty of an employer is met, once the employer has taken all reasonable and practical steps to avoid an accident or injury occurring in the workplace.
In rejecting the previous high court judgement the appeal judge stated the employee in question had received manual handling training from her employer and had ignored the system of work she was trained to operate in the workplace.
(Ref: Appeal Court, Martin -v- Dunnes Stores Mar 2016)