GOAL CEO Secures Injunction

Peninsula Team

July 10 2012

Employment InjunctionsThe Chief Executive of GOAL has been granted a temporary High Court order restraining any steps by the agency to suspend him or deal with his employment. RTE report that he (John O'Shea) claims that complaints made by some GOAL staff against him, including complaints of behaviour resulting in a culture of institutionalised bullying, are "false and concocted." It is report that Mr O'Shea had been told not to attend a board meeting of the agency last week where a vote to suspend him was defeated by six votes to five. His Senior Counsel, Paul McGarry, told the court that another meeting of the board had been fixed for this evening. It was his view that there was concerted action to remove him and he feared another effort to suspend him might be made at that meeting. The judge granted an order restraining the taking of any steps at this evening's meeting to deal with Mr O'Shea's position. Mr. O'Shea has been granted an Interim injunction, to preserve the current status quo and avoid a scenario where he is suspended from his position. However what is an Injunction and what is required in order to be granted injunctive relief? In a previous blog post we looked at this matter and sought to provide clarity to what is undoubtedly a murky area of employment law, albeit with increasing popularity. Click Here to read the full posting.

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