Liam Galvin v Cumas New Ross [2023]

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


The Complainant had been employed as a life coach and primary care provider for the Respondent, a social care organisation, since 4 April 2005. The Complainant alleged that after returning from annual leave on 29 July 2019 he was told by the General Manager of the Respondent that he would be required to either accept redundancy or a reduced position. This information was provided without any warning. The Complainant did not receive any reasons for this change and there was no redundancy process, despite the Complainant attempting to ascertain those reasons. As a result of this, the Complainant alleged he was coerced into signing documents that he accepted the redundancy and

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This article is correct at 28/09/2023

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