Search Results for 'Dismissal'
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A man who worked as a security guard during the construction of the N6 between Athlone and Galway and was fired when he was found asleep in his car by a supervisor in the early hours, was awarded a total of €1,860 at the most recent sitting of the Employment Appeals Tribunal in Athlone which found he had his job terminated without due process.
A Carlow woman who claimed she was unfairly dismissed from her retail job for being pregnant, has lost her case at the Employment Appeals Tribunal.
Are you an employer or do you run a business? Do you have staff or sub-contractors? It doesn’t matter if you employ two or 200 people, employment legislation affects you.
In these difficult economic times, many businesses are looking to reduce their wage bill in order to ensure survival. Ultimately, this may mean that redundancies will be required, but there are other options. From a legal, commercial, and arguably moral standpoint, redundancy should always be the last resort. The law requires an employer to consider alternatives to redundancy, while commercially, most employers will want to retain good staff in anticipation of the upturn, and avoid the morale shattering effect of letting people go. So what are the options, and what legal challenges do they present?
Last week I looked at wage cuts. This week I’ll tackle the issue of redundancy.