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Monthly Archives: March 2012

I worked 11 hours, 7 days a week — and got fired for collapsing from exhaustion

WHEN Monika Mazur arrived in Ireland, she couldn’t believe her luck in landing a job just four days later. She had just come through a divorce and left Wroclaw in Poland to join her parents and sister in Tralee, Co … Continue reading

Hector’s brother awarded €85,000 in dismissal case

THE brother of presenter Hector O hEochagain has been awarded €85,000 compensation for unfair dismissal as manager of a well-known pub. Mark Keogan was dismissed from The George Pub and Nightclub in George’s Street, Dublin in September 2009. Mr Keogan … Continue reading

Bosses can ask prospective employees for Facebook passwords – lawyers

THE growing trend for bosses asking prospective employees for their Facebook usernames and passwords is not illegal say employment lawyers. There have been several cases reported in the US of people being asked for their Facebook passwords while being interviewed … Continue reading

Man settles action after roadworks accident

A MAN has settled a High Court action for damages over an accident he claimed was caused by loose chippings from road improvement works. Declan Reilly (39) was left with severe spinal injuries when his car allegedly skidded on the … Continue reading

stokes twins claim unfair dismissal by A-list club

BOOM-ERA restaurateurs Christian and Simon Stokes claimed yesterday at the Employment Appeals Tribunal they were unfairly dismissed by the new owners of their former celebrity haunt The Residence club. Once regarded as the poster boys of the Celtic Tiger era … Continue reading

Dunnes accused of ‘hang ‘em first’ policy over sacking

A SUPERMARKET chain has been accused of a “hang them first” industrial relations policy after sacking a mother of two who admitted clocking up value club points on her loyalty card from customer transactions. Dunnes Stores dismissed Chinese national Ying … Continue reading

Pregnant woman fired over missing €49.50, hearing told

A WOMAN who has taken a case for unfair dismissal against Pod Entertainment yesterday spoke of her shock after she was accused of stealing less than €50 from the till.Gabriella Varga (35), who was five months pregnant at the time, … Continue reading

Airline wanted rid of me, says worker sacked over sick leave

AN AIR hostess who was fired for her “extreme level of absenteeism” has claimed that Aer Lingus was “always looking to dismiss” her.Beverly Mulryan (38), from Dunwater, Kilsallaghan, Co Dublin, is taking a case for unfair dismissal against her former … Continue reading

Ministerial Announcement

Mr Richard Bruton, T.D., Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, announced on Friday 6th January 2012 that as part of his overall plans to reform and consolidate the five existing employment rights institutions into two simplified and streamlined bodies, significant … Continue reading

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Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-1993

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-1993 There is a legal obligation on all employers to supply all employees, not later than 28 days after commencing employment, with written procedures which the employer will observe before dismissing an employee. Any changes to the … Continue reading