C&W O’Brien Architects Limited v A Worker [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Probation
Issues covered: Section 20(1), Industrial Relations Act; Dismissal during Probation; Fair Dismissal Procedures

This case concerns a dismissal. The Complainant was headhunted by C&W O’Brien Architects Limited to accept a role as the Financial Controller at the Company. He commenced employment with the Company on the 6th of January 2020. His contract of employment provided for a probationary period of six months. Notice from the Company during the probationary period was one week. Although the Complainant’s contract of employment referred to the Company’s disciplinary policy, he was never actually provided with a copy of that policy. 

The Complainant was summarily dismissed by the Company’s CEO in February 2020 without any prior warning or indication that his conduct or his performance was

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This article is correct at 16/12/2020

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