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€20k Award For Housekeeper Dismissed Due To Bullying Allegations

The importance of allowing employees to be made aware of and have the opportunity to respond to complaints against them before being dismissed was highlighted in this case (UD 1665/2012 & MN 259/2013) when the claimant won her unfair dismissal claim.

Dismissal For Not Paying For a Cup of Tea Upheld

In this appeal (UD 826/2013) against a previous Rights Commissioner Recommendation the employee's dismissal whilst deemed to be harsh was not held to be unfair as per the Unfair Dismissal Acts

Gross Misconduct

What is gross misconduct and how does it differ from normal misconduct? Is there such a thing as instant dismissal?

Dismissal for Using Bad Language Deemed Unfair

When is dismissal a valid first and final disciplinary sanction? In a recent case (UD 1525/2012) a customer service rep for a waste re-cycling company who had used expletives and offensive language with her colleagues was awarded €12,500 for unfair dismissal

Constructive Dismissal

An employee was successful in her recent claim for unfair dismissal on grounds of constructive dismissal because her employer failed to deal with complaints of bullying she had raised against a colleague.

Redundancy Do's & Dont's

Whilst we are not experiencing the same level of redundancies of late as in recent years the EAT still takes a dim view of employers who don't fall due process and procedure when terminating employment due to redundancy.

Dismissal During Probationary Periods - Is it Safe?

Probationary periods are a very useful tool and an important part of the selection process, provided used properly. However, their mis-use can be costly. Learn some useful tips to avoid problems in this area.

Employee Dismissed for use of Mobile Phone !

A fair ground operator who was dismissed for using his mobile phone whilst operating a fairground ride was unfairly dismissed and awarded €4,000.

IPhone Recording Not Allowed in EAT

The EAT recently refused a preliminary application from a claimant in an unfair dismissal case to have the proceedings recorded by an Iphone App and said it would undermine the integrity of how they conduct hearings within an informal atmosphere.

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