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Unfair Dismissal- Employee Loses Case Due to Failure to Contact Employer During Sick Leave

In the case of A Porter v A Hospital ADJ-00027151 the employee argued that he had been unfairly dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct. It was alleged by the employer that the employee had failed to keep in touch with his employer during an absence of 20 weeks,...
Discriminatory Dismissal – Award of 6 Months Salary for Pregnancy Dismissal

Discriminatory Dismissal – Award of 6 Months Salary for Pregnancy Dismissal

In the case of A Community Development Officer v A Family Resource Centre the Complainant (employee) alleged that she as dismissed on the grounds of gender due to pregnancy. The Complainant commenced employed as a part-time Community Development / Family Support...

Bullying in the Workplace – Recent High Court Case Highlighting Legal Principles

Justice Kearns delivered his recent judgement in Glynn v Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform [2014 IEHC 133] on 21st March 2014. Although the claimant was unsuccessful in her claim, the case is interesting in so far as the High Court explores the tests...

Recent High Court Case on Bullying in the Workplace

Justice O’Neill delivered the recent judgement in Ruffley -v- Board of Management St. Anne’s School [2014 IEHC 235] on the 9th day of May 2014. This case concerned bullying and harassment and a full copy of the judgement is available here. Background The...