Angela McNulty v Thomas Doran Parkanaur Trust [2016]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    NIIT 115/15
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Health and Safety, Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Constructive Dismissal; Health and Safety; Safe Place of Work

The claimant was a support worker for the respondent and worked with young people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. On one occasion she was attacked in the staffroom by one student who had particularly challenging behaviour and suffered a broken finger. Matters escalated as the student being drawing illustrations of the claimant being shot with guns and some staff members heard him say that he ‘wanted her dead’.

She raised concerns with management about the lack of a review or updated risk assessment; but no action was taken. She suffered another attack months later in the staffroom and made a formal grievance and requested that the student be removed. The grievance was

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This article is correct at 22/01/2016

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