Unfair Dismissal

Constructive Dismissal Case Succeeds and €25,000 Awarded to Employee-4 Observations

This case involved a security officer and a supermarket. The employee brought a number of complaints against his former employer, but the one I want to focus on in this post is the constructive dismissal claim. Firstly, the employee overcame the odds stacked against any employee in a constructive dismissal case by winning. A recent …

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Low success rates in 200 unfair dismissal cases-new research shows 14% success rate in constructive dismissal claims

Are you thinking about bringing a claim for unfair dismissal? Maybe you are thinking about leaving your job and claiming for constructive dismissal? Before you do you would be well advised to consider the findings of research carried out by a solicitor colleague, Barry Crushell, of Crushell & Co., who reviewed the outcomes of 200 …

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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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Employee Ticked Wrong Box on WRC Online Claim Form-Could His Case for Constructive Dismissal Be Heard?

The case of Eddie Byrne versus Secto Services Limited is a constructive dismissal case that is worth a close review. Firstly, the employee, Eddie Byrne, ticked the wrong box on the WRC online complaint form. He intended to bring a claim for constructive dismissal but did not tick the unfair dismissal box, he ticked the …

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Employee fired for failing to return to work due to Covid 19 concerns-not an unfair dismissal

Refusing to return to work, or serious concerns, about health and safety as a consequence of the Covid 19 pandemic are a common issue in 2021. I have heard from a good deal of employees over the last 12 to 18 months with a wide range of questions and issues about returning to work, the …

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