An Employee v A Tool Hire Company [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Pay
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Terms of Employment; Statue of Limitations

This case focuses on the importance of bringing a claim of unfair dismissal within the requisite time frame. The Complainant was employed by the Respondent company from the 14th of October 2013 to the 5th of December 2017 when he resigned. He did not submit his claims under the Unfair Dismissals Act and the Terms of Employment (Information) Act until the 6th of September 2018. This, the Respondent argued, was outside the time frame (6 months which may be extended to 12 months in exceptional circumstances) that was outlined in the Acts and therefore should not be upheld.

The Complainant had chosen to represent himself at the hearing. In his submission, he maintained that he had legitimate

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This article is correct at 16/05/2019

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