Unfair Dismissal

Unfair dismissal-4 interesting decisions in a week including a €120,000 award

Last week threw up some eye watering unfair dismissal decisions being reported in the media. A man was awarded a total of €88,200 for unfair dismissal in a dispute concerning a phone bill which indicated the employee was in Germany on Christmas Eve, 2018. The employee had requested leave for that date but his request …

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Employee fired over €5.65 customer loyalty card fraud wins unfair dismissal claim against Nespresso UK Limited

Sarah Clancy was dismissed for gross misconduct. She was found to have been using customer loyalty cards for her own benefit. The amount concerned, however, was small: €5.65. The employer fired her for gross misconduct and on the grounds that it had lost trust and confidence in her. Her legal team argued that the employer …

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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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