A Worker v Bus Eireann [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Recruitment and Selection
Issues covered: Promotion Procedure failures

The Labour Court upheld an appeal by a Claimant who argued that Bus Eireann failed in their duty to notify him of a promotional opportunity while he was absent on sick leave.

The Claimant has been a bus driver and had been employed since 10th June 2002. He was on long term sick leave and was retired by the Company on ill health grounds on 7th December 2018. In October 2018, he became aware of four promotional posts for Automatic Vehicle Location Inspectors, advertised internally, which he sought to apply for. His application, albeit late, was considered and he was interviewed for the post, however, he was unsuccessful in his application.

Having considered the submissions of both parties,

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This article is correct at 19/03/2020

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