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Frank Conlon v Roadstone Wood Limited [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Redundancy and Reorganisation
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 2007; Redundancy

In this case the claimant was made redundant. The Tribunal accepted the evidence of the claimant and found that he was not offered alternative positions. The Tribunal held that “there is a heavy onus on an employer to prove that it acted reasonably and fairly towards an employee selected for redundancy and a consequential duty to use fair procedures in making a redundancy” and the respondents failed this test. Therefore, the Tribunal found that the claimant was unfairly selected for redundancy and the claimant was awarded €28,000.00 under the Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 2007.

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This article is correct at 19/12/2012

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