Terminating during probation – Significant Judgement from Court of Appeal Restores BalancePosted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 24 February 2021
Last year we updated employers on the risks associated with terminating employment during probation. The High Court issued an unusual decision in the case of Donal O’Donovan –v- Over-C Technology Limited and Over-C Limited placing employers on high alert about probationary dismissals. A copy of the earlier article is available here.
This week, the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court’s decision, restoring certainty to the limited circumstances in which the Court will interfere with a dismissal and grant an employment injunction.
By way of brief background, Mr O’Donovan (“the employee”) commenced a role as CFO of Over-C Technology (“the employer”) in July 2019. His
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