Review of Recent EAT Decision: Redundancy and Selection Criteria

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 3 August 2012 Issues covered:

Today's EAT review concerns the case of Kenneth Johnston v Floorwise Limited (In Voluntary Liquidation) (UD 1826/2010), an attempt at a redundancy selection that lacked ‘focus’ and resulted in a €31k award.

Legislation: Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 2007

Subject Matter: Redundancy and Selection Criteria


The claimant commenced employment as a sales representative with the respondent company in early 2006. Almost from the beginning, the claimant exceeded his targets and sales and maintained this standard throughout his employment. From 2007 onwards, the company began to experience a substantial decrease in sales revenue with a 50% decrease from 2007 to 2010.

The respondent told the

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