Tobin & Others v OCS Operations Ltd (in liquidation)

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    r157441-pe-15/RG and others
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Redundancy, Collective and Trade Union Issues, Pay
Issues covered: Collective redundancy

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 employer has a duty to consult staff representatives and provide them with certain information in

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This article is correct at 20/05/2016

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Barry Walsh
McDowell Purcell

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