Bennett v Bunzl Ireland Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUD 2409/2009
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Redundancy and Reorganisation
The decision in the case of Bennett v Bunzl Ireland (UD 2409/2009) was published in September 2012. The case involved the claimant, Mr. Bennett, successfully arguing that he had been unfairly dismissed and being awarded compensation of €40,000.
The claimant commenced employment with Bunzl in February 2007 as a sales representative. He was promoted firstly to Business Development Manager and then to Sector Leader. However, shortly after the last promotion the business began to experience financial difficulties. Management decided that cuts had to be made to make the business more competitive and viable. Seven positions were to be made redundant in the business area in which the claimant
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