Eoin Kerrigan v Smurfit Kappa Ltd, c/o Smurfit Kappa

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UD 1921/2011
  • Decision Number
    UD 1921/2011
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Termination of Employment; Independent Legal Advice; Waiver


Today’s Hot Topic from Crowley Solicitors focuses on the best approach to a situation where an employee is being asked to sign a document waiving their entitlement to take a claim against their employer:

The recent Employment Appeals Tribunal decision inEoin Kerrigan v Smurfit Kappa Ltd, c/o Smurfit Kappa UD 1921/2011 has once again highlighted the importance ensuring an employee has access to independent legal advice when being asked to sign waiver documents or any other documents flowing from the termination of their employment. The absence of such independent legal advice could leave an employer in a situation where, notwithstanding the fact that an employer has signed a

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This article is correct at 20/02/2015

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Emer O'Sullivan
Crowley Solicitors

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