Redundancy

Creche manager refuses offer of alternative employment-wins redundancy payment case

The question of alternative employment where a position is being made redundant is one I frequently have to deal with, especially in the last 12 months or so with the economic fallout in some sectors from the Covid pandemic. The dispute tends to be straightforward. The employee’s job is being made redundant and would like …

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Employee wins €35,000 in redundancy case against the Institute of Education, Dublin

This case involved a gentleman who was made redundant from the Institute of Education in Dublin. The employee, who had oversight of the Institute’s print room, represented himself and the Institute of Education was represented by Mason Hayes and Curran solicitors. The Institute of Education is a private secondary institute in Dublin and the gentleman …

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Employees’ right to claim redundancy restored from 30th September 2021

From 30th September 2021 employees will have the right to claim redundancy from their employer restored. This right was suspended in March 2020 as part of the State’s measures to deal with the Covid 19 pandemic. The State was fearful that a tsunami of redundancies were possible when many businesses were forced to lay employees …

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Choosing the wrong complaint on the WRC complaint form-a fatal mistake

Thinking about submitting a claim to the Workplace Relations Commission? Take your time and get advice first if you are unsure of what you are doing. A recent decision from the WRC in a case involving a sales area manager and a construction company illustrates how important it is to complete the WRC correctly when …

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