Probationary Periods and Fair Procedures - Implications of the O’Donovan Case

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 1 March 2021
Duncan Inverarity
A&L Goodbody
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In this short video, Duncan Inverarity, Head of A&L Goodbody's Employment Law Group, discusses the background to, and implications of the recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Donal O’Donovan v Over-C Technology Limited and Over-C Limited [2021] IECA 37 for probationary clauses and practice.

Related: watch the recording of Duncan Inverarity's Top Employment Cases of 2020 webinar.


Hello, and I am delighted to be able to talk to you today about a recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of O'Donovan and Over-C Technology Ltd. Now, in my view, this is a really important case particularly in relation to the termination of employees during a probationary

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Duncan Inverarity
A&L Goodbody

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