Beechside Company Limited T/A Park Hotel Kenmare v A Worker [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ILCR Recommendation No. LCR21798
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Section 20(1), Industrial Relations Act, 1969; Unfair Dismissal; Fair Procedure

This case involved a claim of unfair dismissal by the complainant following his dismissal during his probationary period. The complainant alleged that he had been headhunted by the respondent to accept a role as General Manager with them and that he was dismissed without warning less than three months later. He maintained that he was dismissed after the Managing Director called him to a meeting and informed him that "this was not working out" and asked him to leave with immediate effect.

The respondent disputed the fact the complainant had been headhunted and submitted that they were entitled to dismiss the complainant as the contract of employment unequivocally provided that either party

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This article is correct at 08/11/2018

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