Employee v Employer [2013]

  • Case Reference
    IREAT UD1899/2011, RP2481/2011
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal Acts 1997 to 2007; Constructive Dismissal; Absence and Right to be Accompanied

This case involved a part-time cleaner who had a good sickness record for many years until he contracted a leukaemia-like blood disease. He found the illness difficult to deal with and asked to be accompanied by his father at meetings. Although management agreed the claimant’s father could attend a meeting with management some two-three years after the onset of the major period of absence, the relationship between the employee and the employer broke down to such an extent that the employee resigned and claimed constructive dismissal and redundancy pay.

The claimant lost the case. The EAT

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, start your free trial today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.

We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.

We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.

You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.

You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.

Already a subscriber, now or Start my free trial today

This article is correct at 24/01/2014
Disclaimer:

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Legal-Island
Legal-Island

The main content of this article was provided by Legal-Island. Contact telephone number is 028 9446 3888 / 01 401 3874 or email scott@legal-island.com

View all articles by Legal-Island