Grainne O’Hara v Zeus Packaging Group [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Redundancy, Employee Engagement
Issues covered: Redundancy; Unfair dismissal

The Complainant was employed by the Respondent company Zeus Packaging Group from the 8th of May 2017 to the 24th of July 2020 as a Business Sales Executive. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there was considerable change within the Respondent business which resulted in six redundancies within the company, one of which was the complainant’s role. The Complainant was one of the employees who was be laid off. (Details of the correspondence were submitted in evidence by both parties).

The Respondent submitted that the first correspondence sent to the Complainant was on the 24th of March 2020,  in which the Complainant was advised of temporary lay-off. 

On the 1st of May 2020, an e-mail

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This article is correct at 22/11/2021

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