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Bonus Payments and Allowances – Discretionary or Not?

In the recent case of Sandra Cleary, Ellen Bradley, Joyce Donovan, Angela Carmody, Joan Thompson, Anita Malone, Yvonne Masters, Maureen Andres, Brian McCarthy and James Dowdall v B&Q Ireland Limited the appellants were a number of employees of different branches...

Investigation and disciplinary hearing conducted by same person not fatal

In the recent case of Brendan O’Callaghan v Dunnes Stores UD 54/2012, MN 25/2012, WT 14/2012 the Employment Appeals Tribunal ruled that it could not be said that “having the investigation and disciplinary hearings conducted by the same person was a flawed...

Constructive Dismissal – Is it fatal for an employee to give notice and/or fail to engage with their employer?

The case of Mara Rybak v Matthew Hannigan T/a Hannigan Facility Services Building PW 243/2012, TE 126/2012, TU 28/2012 was delivered by the Employment Appeals Tribunal in November 2013 and published in February 2014. The cases came before the Tribunal with the...

Breach of Contract – Be Wary of Voluntary Redundancy Offers

In Browne v Iarnrod Eireann Irish Rail [2013] IEHC 62, Mr. Justice Hogan in the High Court was asked to considerwhether there was a binding contract between the parties where an offer of voluntary redundancy was made. Justice Hogan delivered his judgement on 11th...