Rosemarie Quinlan v Spencer Family Holdings Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyWorkplace Relations Commission (WRC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal
The Adjudication Officer ordered that the Respondent pay the Complainant the sum of €21,980 (equates to 14 months’ salary) in compensation for her actual and prospective financial loss.
Practical Guidance for Employers:
The Adjudication Officer highlighted The Unfair Dismissal Act, 1977 places additional focus on the role of a Respondent when it provides a burden of proof. The Act provides that it shall be for the employer to show the dismissal resulted wholly or mainly from one or more of the substantial grounds justifying the dismissal. In this particular case, the Adjudication Officer found a sharp deficit in the duty of care that is expected in Employer: Employee relationship.
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