Is it necessary to follow a disciplinary process prior to dismissing an employee on long-term sick leave? Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 3 April 2018
This very issue was recently considered by the High Court in the case of McKevitt v Dublin Bus  IEHC 78. Ms McKevitt had been compulsorily retired from her job as a bus driver on the grounds of medical incapability and challenged the lawfulness of that decision under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2015. One of the grounds she relied upon in her claim before the High Court was that Dublin Bus had failed to comply with the procedural requirements set out in the Industrial Relations Act, 1990 (Code of Practice on Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures) (Declaration) Order, 2000 prior to dismissing her. The High Court ultimately held that the statutory code of practice did not apply to
Already a subscriber?
Click here to login and access the full article.Log in now to read the full article
Don't miss out, start your free trial today!
Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.
We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.
We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.
You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.
You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.
More from the First Tuesday Q&A
Redundancy for Employees on Temporary Lay-Off
Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 05 June 2020
COVID-19: (Re-)Opening for Business
Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 13 May 2020
The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme – Frequently Asked Questions
Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 07 April 2020
Employment Implications of the Coronavirus Outbreak - Your Questions Answered
Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03 March 2020
Organisation of Working Time – Your Questions Answered
Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 04 February 2020
The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.