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Long term absence during a probationary period?

A respondent employer was ordered to pay €10,000 to the complainant in compensation for breaches of the Employment Equality Acts. Background The complainant initially commenced employment for the respondent through a recruitment agency between May and October 2012,...

Dismissed without disciplinary procedure?

A graphic designer filed a complaint against her ex-employer under Section 8 of the Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977. Background The complainant had been employed by the respondent company for just less than 9 years, when she was dismissed on grounds of performance quality...

Violation of work procedures in an exceptional circumstance!

An ex-employee of 18 years filed a complaint against the respondent company under Section 8 of the Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977. Background The complainant had been employed by the respondent company as a Warehouse Manager for just over 18 years when he was dismissed...

Dismissal during long term absence from work deemed to be fair

An ex-childcare assistant filed a complaint under the Unfair Dismissals Act when her employment was terminated following a prolonged absence. Background The complainant had been absent on maternity leave. A medical certificate was supplied, informing the respondent...

Unfair Dismissal: An Insight

The question we are often asked by an employee who is fearful of imminent dismissal is “Can my employer do this?” On the other hand we are often asked by an employer “How can I legally dismiss an employee” The answer to both questions will always come down to fair...