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Aug 13

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Jennie Hussey

No show - big dough!

At a recent Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), the Tribunal’s determination for claims under unfair dismissal, minimum notice and working time legislation in respect of a Claimants (employee) employment, was based entirely on the fact that the Respondent (Employers representative) did not show up.

In this case the Claimant was awarded compensation under the unfair dismissal claim of; €28,000. The Claimant was also awarded €2,200 for the claim under the Organisation of Working Time Act5, 1997 and again €2,200 under the claim for Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Act 1973-2005.

The Tribunal had no alternative but allow the claims, given there was no representation of the circumstances given by the Respondent.

This employer may have made a simple mistake by noting an incorrect date for the Tribunal, resulting in a hefty pay-out.

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