Constructive Dismissal - What Gets an Employee Over the Bar?

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 11 June 2010
Muireann Coveney
McCann FitzGerald

Where claims of constructive dismissal are made, it can often be difficult to predict the outcome. We have asked Muireann Coveney of McCann FitzGerald to assess what gets the employee over the bar in such cases.

Statute and Tests

Constructive dismissal is defined in the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 – 2007 as “the termination by the employee of his contract of employment with his employer, whether prior notice of the termination was or was not given to the employer, in circumstances in which, because of the conduct of the employer, the employee was or would have been entitled, or it was or would

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Muireann Coveney
McCann FitzGerald

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