Alan Coffey v Redlough Landscapes Limited [2013]

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


Since 2007, the claimant worked as a landscape manager in the respondent’s company, which provided a landscape service in grounds and maintenance, development works and sports ground construction. He was generally office based and he was one of two landscape managers in the company.


A director of the respondent company, LL, gave evidence before the Tribunal. He provided details of the financial downturn the company was experiencing, notably a reduction in turnover from €2.5 million in 2008 to €1.3 million in 2011. In his evidence, the director informed the Tribunal that staff were aware of the downturn and the company was forced to introduce cost saving

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This article is correct at 15/03/2016

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