Paternity Leave - Joshua Selfridge v BK Groundworks (UD 1481/2009)

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 4 October 2010
David Fagan
Business Legal
Issues covered:

Joshua Selfridge v BK Groundworks (UD 1481/2009)

Legislation: Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1997 TO 2007 (the “Acts”)
Jurisdictions/Subject Matter: Paternity Leave

A decision in the above case was recently delivered by the Employment Appeals Tribunal. We asked David Fagan to set out details of the case and review legal entitlements around paternity leave.


This case came before the Tribunal as an appeal against a recommendation of the Rights Commissioner. The appellant/employee represented himself and no appearance or representation was made on behalf of the respondent employer.

The employee started working for the employer in September 2000. In 2008, the employee’s wife fell pregnant and he

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David Fagan
Business Legal

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