Teresa McCoy O'Grady v Sodexo Ireland Limited [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    ADJ-00029694
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Mandatory Retirement

A recent WRC decision looked at whether an employee who had reached the employer's compulsory retirement age had a legitimate expectation of a fixed term contract and whether or not she was unfairly dismissed in breach of the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 (as amended).

In the case of Teresa McCoy O'Grady v Sodexo Ireland Limited (ADJ-00029694), the Complainant claimed that she was unfairly dismissed after the Respondent refused to extend her fixed term contract on the basis of her advancing age. This decision highlights the issues that can arise in relation to mandatory retirement ages, as well as the limitations of bringing this type of claim under the Unfair Dismissals legislation, as

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This article is correct at 15/10/2021
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Alison Martin
DWF

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