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2016/15 Former CEO awarded € 1,250,000 compensation for unfair dismissal (IR)

Keywords unfair dismissal
Authors Orla O’Leary
Author's information

293500 Orla O’Leary
Orla O’Leary is a solicitor with Mason Hayes & Curran in Dublin, www.mhc.ie.
  • Abstract

      Under Irish law, an employee claiming compensation for constructive dismissal bears a high burden of proof. Failure to exhaust the employer’s grievance procedure before bringing such a claim to court is generally a recipe for failure. However, a CEO who brought such a claim without first going through the grievance procedure was recently awarded record compensation of € 1.25 million.

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