Balazs Bihari v Brondsway Limited t/a Camden Court Hotel [2024]

  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal – COVID-19 Lay-off – Return to employment

Summary Sentence:

The Complainant, a restaurant manager for the Respondent laid off during COVID-19, was found to have not been called back to work when the Respondent’s restaurant operations returned, and was therefore entitled to €9,000 compensation in respect of constructive unfair dismissal.


The Complainant was employed as a restaurant manager for the Respondent and was laid off at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and placed on the pandemic payment supports from 17 March 2020. The Complainant remained an employee on layoff for the Respondent throughout 2020, receiving occasional written updates on his status throughout the year. In December 2020 the Complainant found

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This article is correct at 17/04/2024

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