A Probationary Employee v An Employer [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Collective and Trade Union Issues, Probation
Issues covered: Probation; Dismissal; Summary Dismissal; Performance; Neurodiversity; Trade Dispute; Industrial Relations Dispute


The Complainant was a probationary employee for the Respondent. The Complainant alleged that there had been a number of upsetting conflicts and incidents during his employment with the Respondent. One instance was when the Complainant was told he was not entitled to a personal cabinet as he was on probation, and the Respondent told the Complainant to refrain from bringing the matter up again. The Complainant was also found to have been making mistakes in his day-to-day work that were of concern to the Respondent, which the Complainant alleged was due to nervousness and anxiety resulting from the behaviour of his colleagues. The behaviour which the Complainant identified as

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This article is correct at 24/08/2023

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