Friday October 30, 2020

Ex-Rehab employee receives €10,000 payout over bullying allegation

Annette Roberts, who had worked for the company since 2001, won her case on appeal at the Labour Court

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
4th October, 2020
Annette Roberts had originally taken the case to the Workplace Relations Commission, which found against her. However, on appeal, the Labour Court overruled that decision

Rehab Group, which is backed by taxpayer money, has had to pay out €10,000 to a former employee who was shown “a lack of care” over a bullying allegation.

The employee, Annette Roberts, claimed she had quit Rehab because an unnamed colleague had created a “toxic” and “dysfunctional” atmosphere.

Roberts, who had worked for Rehab since 2001, claimed that Rehab’s human resource department’s failure to deal with a bullying...

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