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Unfair Dismissal and Workplace Investigation Flaws

In the latest series of Employment Appeals Tribunal determinations from December, we look at finding of unfair dismissal where the respondent employer failed to carry out a proper workplace investigation. Background In the case of Rachel Bermingham v Marks and Spencer...

Unfair Dismissal and Flawed Procedures – Mistake Did Not Justify Dismissal

The recent case of Salma Ayouby v Marks & Spencers Ireland Limited UD 731/2012 illustrates the importance of proper and fair procedure when terminating employment. Here an employee was dismissed for gross misconduct who had overpaid a customer in a transaction...

Judicial Review, Board of Management of School and Disciplinary Action

The case of Kelly -v- Board of Management of St Joseph’s National School, Valleymount, Co Wicklow [2013] IEHC 392 concerned an application for judicial review and dealt with a series of issues including disciplinary processes and appeals procedures. Background...

A Must Read High Court Case on Fair Procedure in Disciplinary and Appeal Hearings

The recent case of Kelleher v An Post, High court, Peart J on 16th May of this year [2013] IEHC 238, 2012 No. 9604P concerned the termination of a postmaster’s contract of employment by An Post following an alleged failure to follow security procedures in the...

Unfair Dismissal and Restrictive Covenants – €25,000 award for failure to inform employee breach could lead to dismissal

In the recent case of An Employee v An Employer UD 510/2011, the Claimant alleged that he had been unfairly dismissed as a result of breaching a restrictive covenant in his contract of employment. Background In this case the Claimant was employed as a leisure centre...