Healy O'Connor

Unfair Dismissal and Insolvent Companies

I was involved in a case against an insolvent company. The liquidators arrived at the Employment Appeals Hearing without a company representative. In those circumstances they sought an adjournment which we successfully fought.  We have now just found out we were successful and our client has been awarded redundancy against the insolvent company. We will now pursue the […]

Unfair Dismissal – Gross Misconduct and Fair Procedures

One of our cases was reported in the Irish Times over the weekend. Here is the report and our commentary: “In a separate case before the Tribunal, a former barman was awarded €5000 despite admitting to having breached known rules about drinking alcohol at work. When he was caught on CCTV camera pouring a glass […]

Unfair Dismissal-Unfair Delays

You may have heard on the news this morning that the waiting time to get before the Employment Appeals Tribunal is 67 weeks. There is not a lot we can do about this as practitioners so its crucial that the complaint form is sent off as soon as possible after you have heard whether you […]