Review of Recent EAT Decision - Dismissal During Probationary Period

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 14 January 2011
David Fagan
Business Legal
Issues covered:

Case Name: Claire Dunne v Irish Prison Service (UD 704/2009)

Legislation: Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1997 TO 2007 and Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1973 to 2005.

Jurisdictions/Subject Matter: Dismissal during probationary period.


The employer conceded the claim under the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005 at the outset.

The claimant/employee commenced work with the respondent employer on the 21 October 2006 as a prison officer and was required to serve a standard 12 month probationary period, during which a number of probationary assessments were to be carried out.

The claimant’s probationary period was extended initially to 18 months, then to 22 months

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