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Unfair Dismissal and Fixed Term Contracts – Maternity Leave Does Not Extend Expiry Date of Fixed Term Contract

In a recent decision from the  Labour Court ( AKINA DADA WA AFRICA v CLAUDIA HOREAU)  in January 2021, the question arose as to whether there was an actual contract of employment in place at the date of dismissal. The employee argued that that she was still an...
Protected Disclosure – Labour Court Considers Recent Case

Protected Disclosure – Labour Court Considers Recent Case

The recent case of Northside Security Services Company Limited by Guarantee and Mr. Patrick Dunne concerned an appeal by the employee (Mr Dunne) in respect of a previous decision by the Workplace Relations Commission which found that Mr Dunne had not been penalised...
Constructive Dismissal and “TUPE – Employers Beware of Changing Terms and Conditions

Constructive Dismissal and “TUPE – Employers Beware of Changing Terms and Conditions

The case of a Fast Food Manager v A Fast Food Outlet highlights some of the problems which can arise where there is a transfer of a business or part of a business to a new employer and the employee’s terms and conditions are subsequently changed. This may...