Q is for Qualifying Service Period to Bring an Unfair Dismissal Claim

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 10 February 2012
Louise Harrison
William Fry
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1. Introduction

A person proposing to challenge a dismissal under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007 (the “UD Acts”) in Ireland is required, in general, to have at least twelve months’ continuous service with the relevant employer to do so (the “Qualifying Service Period”).

Most employers are alive to this, and are accordingly watchful for the twelve months’ service mark, knowing that the dismissal of a person who satisfies the Qualifying Service Period may, in the event of a claim, have to be justified before the Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) and may give rise to a material liability.

However, the twelve months’ service requirement is subject to certain

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Louise Harrison
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