Successful Claim for Termination during Probation under Industrial Relations Act 1969

Posted in : Equality Law Decisions on 23 April 2024
Leah Traynor
DWF (Ireland) LLP
Issues covered: Probation, Dismissal

Adjudication Reference: ADJ-000485547

Complainant: Accounts Assistant

Respondent: Construction Company

This is a case dealing with probation and made under Section 13 of the Industrial Relations Act, 1969. This case is a very good example of the factors to be considered when dismissing an employee during the probationary period.

Brief Summary of Facts

The complainant was offered a position in Accounts Payable on 3 March, 2023. Her employment was terminated after three months and she claims she was unfairly dismissed. The complainant accepted that she had two periods of sick leave, the second of which had just begun when her employment was terminated.  She disputes the respondent’s

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This article is correct at 23/04/2024

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Leah Traynor
DWF (Ireland) LLP

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