Comyn Kelleher Tobin on Employment Law Precedents

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DHL Express (Ireland) Ltd v Michael Coughlan: “Spent” Disciplinary Sanctions

Posted in: Comyn Kelleher Tobin on Employment Law Precedents on 11/08/2017 This article examines a recent decision of the Labour Court dated 28th July 2017 in the case of DHL Express (Ireland) Ltd v. Michael Coughlan (Labour Court Determination No. UDD1738). In this case, the employee, Mr. Coughlan, was awarded the maximum compensation of 104 weeks salary for unfair dis...
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Case Law Precedents: Duplicity of Proceedings

Posted in: Comyn Kelleher Tobin on Employment Law Precedents on 01/06/2017 This article concerns a recent Court of Appeal decision in Ciarán Culkin v Sligo County Council And Irish Human Rights And Equality Commission, [2017] IECA 104, a judgment of Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan delivered on the 29th day of March 2017. The Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the High Co...
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Andrius Babianskas v First Glass Limited

Posted in: Comyn Kelleher Tobin on Employment Law Precedents on 29/11/2016 This article looks at Andrius Babianskas v First Glass Limited, a case which was appealed on a point of law to the High Court following a decision of the Labour Court regarding alleged underpayment of annual leave and public holidays. CASE NAME AND REFERENCE: Andrius Babianskas .v. First Glass Li...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Zdenek Hrdlicka v Andrew Best Roof Limited

Posted in: Comyn Kelleher Tobin on Employment Law Precedents on 30/08/2016 This article looks at Zdenek Hrdlicka v Andrew Best Roof Limited, a case in which an employee who was assaulted by a colleague issued negligence proceedings (not vicarious liability) against his employer. Case Name and Reference: Zdenek Hrdlicka v Andrew Best Roof Limited [2016] IE HC 354 Court or...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Health and Safety
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Brian Canavan v The Commissioner of An Garda Siochana

Posted in: Comyn Kelleher Tobin on Employment Law Precedents on 13/05/2016 Today’s article looks at Brian Canavan v The Commissioner of An Garda Siochana, a judicial review issued by a member of An Garda Siochana seeking to prevent An Garda Siochana from continuing a disciplinary investigation on the grounds of inordinate and inexcusable delay and seeking an order prevent...
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Disability and Reasonable Accommodation - Nano Nagle School v Daly

Posted in: Comyn Kelleher Tobin on Employment Law Precedents on 25/02/2016 This article looks at Nano Nagle School v Daly, an appeal on a point of law from the Labour Court determination relating to what consitutes “reasonable accommodation” from an employer’s perspective. CASE NAME AND REFERENCE: Nano Nagle School v Daly [2015] IEHC 785, COURT OR TRIBUNAL: High Court, N...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Injunctive Relief/Contractual Entitlements - Conor Brennan v Irish Pride Bakeries

Posted in: Comyn Kelleher Tobin on Employment Law Precedents on 08/12/2015 Today’s article looks at Conor Brennan v Irish Pride Bakeries (in Receivership), a case in which the employee sought to use the common law remedy of injunctive relief to compel the employer (through the management of Receivers) to provide him with his full contractual notice period (3 months) to te...
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Boyle v An Post - Workplace Investigation / Disciplinary Proceedings / Fair Procedure

Posted in: Comyn Kelleher Tobin on Employment Law Precedents on 13/10/2015 Today’s article looks at Gary Boyle v An Post, a case in which the Plaintiff sought to use the common law remedy of injunctive relief following his termination of employment due to alleged “re-posting of mail” rather than the Employment appeals tribunal. Case Name and Reference: Boyle v An Post 201...
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Suspension and Dismissal for Gross Misconduct

Posted in: Comyn Kelleher Tobin on Employment Law Precedents on 29/04/2015 Today’s article looks at Governor and Company of Bank of Ireland v Reilly, a case which highlights the need to exercise care in suspending employees, not pre-determining issues and applying a sanction which is not unreasonable or disproportionate. Case Name and Reference: Governor and Company of Ba...
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The Importance Time Limits For Filing Complaints

Posted in: Comyn Kelleher Tobin on Employment Law Precedents on 21/04/2015 Today’s article looks at Health Service Executive v McDermott, a case which highlights the importance of the time limits for the filing of complaints, in this instance under the Payment of Wages Act 1991. Case Name and Reference: Health Service Executive –v- McDermott 2014 IEHC 331 (Judgment of Mr ...