Employment Injunctions

Court of Appeal overturns High Court decision in dismissal of employee on probation case

A recent High Court decision in an employment case involving an employee who was dismissed on probation appeared to be a ‘game changer’. It seemed to be a decision of profound, and alarming, significance. In a case-O’Donovan v Over-C Technology-the CFO (chief financial officer) was successful in his application to the High Court for an …

Court of Appeal overturns High Court decision in dismissal of employee on probation case Read More »

High Court Orders 6 Months’ Salary Payment In Probation Dismissal Case

The High Court has issued a decision in a case involving a dismissal from the employment during probation that should be a warning for employers. Background Donal O’Donovan, the chief financial officer (CFO), was dismissed in January 2020 by Over-C Technology, his employer, and confirmed this decision 10 days later. Mr O’Donovan issued High Court …

High Court Orders 6 Months’ Salary Payment In Probation Dismissal Case Read More »

Board of Management Decision Quashed for Failure to Give Reasons for Dismissal of School Principal

This school principal went to the High Court to seek an order quashing the decision by the Board of Management of a national school from terminating her employment as a school principal and teacher. The allegations against the school principal involved allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards two pupils, made against her by a special needs …

Board of Management Decision Quashed for Failure to Give Reasons for Dismissal of School Principal Read More »

3 Takeaways from the Ryanair V Peter Bellew High Court Case

The High Court case between Ryanair DAC and Peter Bellew is an important one because it gives us further guidance in the area of restrictive covenants in the contract of employment. A restrictive covenant is basically a covenant in a contract of employment preventing a departing employee from working for a competitor for a certain …

3 Takeaways from the Ryanair V Peter Bellew High Court Case Read More »

High Court Injunction Applications in Employment Cases-2 Contrasting Decisions?

It has long been the case that at common law an employee could have her employment terminated for good reason, bad reason, or no reason. Any remedy then open to the employee would be a statutory claim-that is, a claim under unfair dismissal legislation such as the Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977. But once the employer …

High Court Injunction Applications in Employment Cases-2 Contrasting Decisions? Read More »