Berthold v Google Ireland LimitedPosted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscipline and Grievance
The recent Employment Appeals Tribunal decision of Berthold v Google Ireland Limited [UD2147/2011] which awarded €110,000 compensation to the claimant demonstrates how difficult it can be to implement dismissal for “persistent underperformance”.
The claimant worked for a company that was bought by Google and had never had any performance issues prior to the take-over. In 2010, the claimant was placed on a performance expectation plan following what Google said was her unsatisfactory performance. A written warning issued in November 2010 and the claimant was placed on a performance improvement plan (PIP) in December 2010 following which she was issued with a final written warning
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