Woman who fell off stage at ceremony where she received employee award sues employer and hotel that hosted event (via Independent.ie)

A woman who fell off a stage and allegedly hurt her back at a ceremony where she got an employee long service award has sued her employer and the hotel which hosted the event.

Teresa Fermoyle, who worked in Jurys Inn at Christchurch, Dublin city, told the court she had been flown to Glasgow, Scotland for the awards ceremony which was attended by 400 people from across the UK and Ireland.

But Ms Fermoyle, who had worked with Jurys Christchurch for 25 years, said after she went on stage and accepted her long service scroll, she fell off the back of the stage as more people were called up to collect their awards.

She later found out she had fractured a vertebra in her back and she told the court she has not worked since the accident five years ago.

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