Brownes of Sandymount Limited v Filippo Pollina [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline and Grievance, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Equivocal Language Used in the Termination of Employment

This case illustrates the importance for an employer to establish that any dismissal of an employee must be justified. The Complainant worked as a waiter for the Respondent and was advised by the Respondent that he was not permitted to return to work after the 1st of January 2018. The Complainant had not been provided with any written explanation for this decision.

Various reasons were given to the Complainant for his dismissal which caused significant confusion. He had been informed that his work was unsatisfactory on numerous occasions during 2017. He was also told that there were no hours for him due to a reduction in volume of business and the Respondent also informed the Complainant

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This article is correct at 16/04/2019

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