Browne v Iarnród Éireann - Irish Rail Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceIEHC 620
Legal BodyHigh Court of Ireland (IEHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionRedundancy and Reorganisation, Contracts of Employment
Iarnród Éireann sought volunteers for redundancy. The plaintiff showed an interest and received an estimate of the package to be expected. He asked to proceed and received a “Voluntary Severance Offer”. He signed the paperwork and returned it.
Mr Browne was informed of his termination date and set about making arrangements. He later got a call (on the day of his daughter's wedding) from a manager stating that his voluntary severance package had not, in fact, been approved and that he was obliged to return to work. He did return ( in fact, Mr Browne continued in employment until he retired in 2009 at the age of 65 in the usual way) but was not happy and the matter was referred to a
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