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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,...
Unfair Dismissal – Employers beware of Resignations

Unfair Dismissal – Employers beware of Resignations

The case of A Restaurant Manager v A Restaurant Chain ADJ-00026723 concerned a case of constructive dismissal whereby the employee argued that he was dismissed from his employment at the end of a disciplinary process which crossed over with a request to move him to a...

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...