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Security Guard Re-instated

The EAT determined that a security guard with an excellent employment record who had been dismissed for one inappropriate incident had been dismissed unfairly and should be re-instated and the sanction of dismissal was disproportionate.

Probationary Period Dismissal

In a recent case taken under Section 20(1) of the Industrial Relations Act 1969 an employee who was dismissed during his probationary period was recommended compensation in the amount of €6,500. (Ref LCR21028)

Employee Awarded Compensation Due to Delayed Grievance Procedure

In a recent case taken under Section 20 (1) of the Industrial Relation Act 1969 (Ref LCR21019), a worker was awarded €2,000 because an internal grievance he had raised had not been resolved within a 14 month period.

What Constitutes Working Time?

The recent controversial Tyco decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) which found that travel time for workers between home and the premises of their first and last customers should count as working time as prescribed within the Working Time Directive is directly in conflict with the position in Ireland that such time is not considered to be working time.

Redundant Employee Deemed To have Continous Service After Being Re-Employed Within Days

In a recent unfair dismissal case UD 877/2013, the preliminary issue of whether the claimant had the required one year's continuous service to make a claim was considered in light of a suggested break in service after being made redundant and then re-employed.

Organisation of Working Time Act

Two recent cases published that are worth reading in respect of understanding employers requirements in respect of the provision of breaks and paid annual leave.

Recruitment Guidelines for Employers

The old cliche that any business is only as good as its people is certainly true but in practice recruitment activity is often carried out in an unstructured and haphazard manner. Spending time on effective and structured recruitment activities will ensure that employers have the right people in place in their business and do not have to spend unnecessary time and money dealing with the impact of poor recruitment decisions and lack of productivity.

Parental Leave

As a query that arises a lot over the Summer holiday period, here is a quick summary in respect of statutory parental leave which grants the right to 18 weeks unpaid leave to working parents in respect of each child under the age of eight years. There are also some exceptions to this age limit.

NCT Tester Fairly Dismissed For Testing His Own Car

In Case No UD69/2014 a NCT vehicle inspector was found to have been fairly dismissed as he had breached the Company Code of Conduct three times, which did not allow employees to test any vehicle owned or previously owned by them.

€75,000 award for heavy handed dismissal

In a recent case published (UD 520/2013 & UD 521/2013)two employees who were dismissed from a printing company for gross misconduct for not clocking out during a break were awarded €75,000 and €33,000 respectively as well as additional notice payments for unfair dismissal.

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