Review of Recent EAT Decision: Doctrine of Proportionality in Dismissal Cases

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 11 October 2011
David Fagan
Business Legal
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Today's EAT review concerns the case of Desmond Brennan v Institute of Technology Carlow (UD281/2010 WT131/2010). This case concerns a number of issues in relation to dismissal from work, including the "doctrine of proportionality".

Case Name: Desmond Brennan v Institute of Technology Carlow (UD281/2010 WT131/2010)

Legislation: Unfair Dismissals Acts 1997-2007 and Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997


In this case the Claimant was a caretaker of the Respondent school. The Claimant had deliberately closed the premises early on the Friday of a Bank Holiday weekend. A postgraduate student was locked into the premises and she had to use the alarm and the emergency services were called. After

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David Fagan
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