Tipp teacher taking action against Zurich Life Assurance claims she was followed by investigators

A retired secondary school teacher claims she was followed by private investigators after taking legal action against Zurich Life Assurance.

Bridget Majella Daly from The Chase, Clonmel in Co. Tipperary is suing them for withdrawing payments under a salary protection scheme.

In 1999, Bridget Majella Daly was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and was forced to stop teaching a few years later. 

She began receiving payments through her salary protection scheme with Zurich Life Assurance but they were stopped earlier this year.

She was retired on health grounds last month and despite a number of medical experts supporting her diagnosis, she clams she’s still being denied her payments because Zurich want her to do a functional capacity test.

After initiating court proceedings, the 48-year-old claims she was put under surveillance - that private investigators followed her on school runs.

She also claims she was followed into a park by a man with a camera or some sort of viewing device.

She was looking for a court order to restore her payments pending a full hearing but Mr. Justice Anthony Barr has put it back until next week to allow Zurich an opportunity to respond.

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