Unfair Dismissal and Settlement Agreements – Tribunal rules it “vital” for an employee to seek advice before signing

In a recent case before the Employment Appeals Tribunal, Kerrigan v Smurfit Kappa Ireland Limited (UD 1921/2011) the employee appealed against a recommendation of a Rights Commissioner (ref r-105234-ud11 JOC,) under the Unfair Dismissal Act 1977 (as amended). The case is interesting insofar as it reiterates again the importance of allowing [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:57+00:00March 30th, 2015|Employment Appeals Tribunal Decisions January 2015, Redundancy, Settlement Agreements, Unfair Dismissal|Comments Off on Unfair Dismissal and Settlement Agreements – Tribunal rules it “vital” for an employee to seek advice before signing

High Court Appeal on Point of Law – Section 6(4) Payment of Wages Act 1991

The recent case of the Health Service Executive v John McDermott [2014] IEHC 331 concerned an appeal pursuant to Section 7(4)(b) of the Payment of Wages Act 1991. For the purposes of this blog, we have referred extensively to the decision of the High Court including copying extracts of relevant [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:57+00:00March 23rd, 2015|Appeal, Contracts of Employment, High Court, latest news, Litigation|Comments Off on High Court Appeal on Point of Law – Section 6(4) Payment of Wages Act 1991

Stokes v Christian Brothers High School – No Appeal to Supreme Court Under Section 28 of the Equal Status Act 2000

The Supreme Court recently handed down their judgement on 24th February 2015 in the case of Mary Stokes (on Behalf of John Stokes a Minor) and the Christian Brothers High School in Clonmel (Appeal Number 184/2012). The Equality Authority were Amicus Curiae in the proceedings. Background Justice Hardiman noted that [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:57+00:00March 9th, 2015|Appeal, Circuit Court, Discrimination, Equal status Act 2000, Equality Tribunal, High Court|Comments Off on Stokes v Christian Brothers High School – No Appeal to Supreme Court Under Section 28 of the Equal Status Act 2000