Unfair Dismissal – Retirement Unfair and Employee Permitted to Work Until Age 70

In a case published this month, the Labour Court overturned a decision of the Workplace Relations Commission and found that the employee was unfairly dismissed by virtue of him turning 66 and that he should be reinstated to his former position and be allowed to work until age 70. A [...]

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Protected Disclosure v Grievance

This case highlights the need for an employee to show that they have in fact made a "protected disclosure" as defined under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. It also highlights the difference between a workplace concern or grievance and a protected disclosure. In this case it was held that the [...]

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Transfer of Undertaking Regulations – Employers Beware!

Background The Complainant in this case was employed by the Respondent from the original start date 15 May 2008 to the 20 December 2018 and was working in the position of Bar Attendant.The business transferred to the Respondent by way of a transfer of undertakings on 19 December 2018.The Complainant [...]

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Protected Disclosures or “Whistleblowing” and Penalisation

In the recent cases published by the Workplace Relations Commission, the employee or Complainant in this case was awarded €2,500 for penalisation following the making of a "protected disclosure" under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. The Act aims to protect people who raise concerns about possible wrongdoing in the workplace [...]

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