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Hint: Very! A former customer service executive claimed under Sections 7, 8 & 9 of the Unfair Dismissals Act and was awarded €4707 in compensation. Background: The complainant commenced her employment on the 20th of June 2016 under a 6 month fixed-term contract....

Discrimination in the Workplace – What you need to know

The word “discrimination” is often misused when it comes to employment law. Under Irish employment legislation a person can only be discriminated against if they are treated in a less favourable way than another person based on any of the following 9 grounds: gender,...

No CID Entitlement Despite Breach by Employer

In accordance with its EU obligations, Ireland was required to establish a framework to prevent abuse arising from the use of successive fixed-term employment contracts. In doing so, Irish legislation now sets out that a fixed-term employee cannot be employed on 2 or...

Compensation Awarded to AWOL Employee Unfairly Dismissed

Background The complainant had been employed by the respondent company as a Warehouse Manager for just over 18 years when he was dismissed on allegations of gross misconduct. On October 30th the complainant received a call from his wife, who was trapped in her home...