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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....

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...

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...