Michael O’Brien v Furlong Flooring Limited t/a Furlong Flooring [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EAT UD768/2013
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Redundancy; Unfair dismissal; Compensation

The respondent company operates a wholesale business selling various types of flooring. The claimant was a manager within the company. As a result of the economic downturn, a number of redundancies happened within the company and a decision was made to make the claimant redundant. 

The claimant was reallocated to the contracts division of the company. Following this move, the claimant told the respondent that he was not happy with the salary on offer and he wanted an increase of wages by €6,000. The respondent said the company at this time was not in a position to accept the claimant’s request. 

The respondent stated that they had no option but to make the claimant redundant.

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