Tobin & Others v OCS Operations Ltd (in liquidation)
Decision Numberr157441-pe-15/RG and others
Legal BodyHigh Court of Ireland (IEHC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionRedundancy and Reorganisation, Collective and Trade Union Issues, Pay and Conditions of Employment
This month’s article from the Labour Court Case Law Review Panel was written by Barry Walsh, Partner, McDowell Purcell and his colleague Julie Austin. It concerns a claim to the Workplace Relations Commission by 61 former employees of Clerys department store in Dublin over their employer’s failure to consult with their staff representatives over potential redundancies in relation to the store’s closure.
The award of nearly €120,000 in this case was made in respect of a breach by the employer of the Protection of Employment Act 1977 to 2014 as amended (the “1977 Act”) which provides that an
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