Terry Gorry

Employee’s appeal of final written warning leads to summary dismissal for gross misconduct

An unusual feature of the case involving Martin Browne and Egis Road & Tunnel Operations Limited is the fact that he was firstly issued with a final written warning arising from a “prank” but was dismissed summarily on appeal. Background Martin Browne was a Duty Manager in the Tunnel Control Room at the Dublin Port …

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Employee awarded €250 for his successful unfair dismissal case

Michael O’Sullivan won his case for unfair dismissal against a recruitment firm, Claddagh Resource. But he was only awarded €250 on account of his “deplorable behaviour”. Background The employee, Michael O’Sullivan, was a recruitment consultant working with a firm owned by the former Presidential election candidate, Peter Casey. O’Sullivan’s performance was not up to scratch, …

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Employee’s unwillingness to engage in employer’s process before resigning causes failure of constructive dismissal claim

Thinking about resigning from your job and bringing a claim for constructive dismissal? Before you do you would be well advised to take 10 minutes or thereabouts to read the WRC decision in the case of Brian Griffin v Sage (ADJ-00034467). Mr Griffin resigned from his position of 2.5 years with Sage but he made …

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Domino’s Pizza delivery drivers are self-employed-Court of Appeal overturns High Court decision

The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of the High Court in the case concerning whether Domino’s Pizza delivery drivers were employees or self-employed, independent contractors. The Revenue Commissioners had determined that the pizza delivery drivers were employees. This decision was appealed in a case stated by way of appeal by the employer to …

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