Review of Recent EAT Decision: Probation and Dismissal Procedures

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 6 October 2011
David Fagan
Business Legal
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Today's EAT review concerns the case of Claire Dunne v Irish Prison Service (UD 704/2009 MN 722/2009), which concerned dismissal procedures and probationary clauses

Case Name: Claire Dunne v Irish Prison Service (UD 704/2009 MN 722/2009)

Legislation: Unfair Dismissals Acts 1997-2007 and Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973-2005


The employee was required to serve a probationary period of twelve months. This was then extended on a number of occasions until she had worked for the Respondent for over two years. The employer took a decision to dismiss the Claimant and the Claimant was offered the opportunity to make a written submission prior to her dismissal. She was not

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