Tags: Dismissal

Proposals for compensated no-fault dismissals are objectionable and unnecessary

Compensation for no-fault dismissals is unnecessary, warned the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Watering down employment laws to allow such awards will damage employee relations and it will not encourage firms to hire more workers, the CIPD argued in its response to a Government consultation. The call for evidence asked for views on…

Around 2.7 million workers across the UK could face an increased risk of losing their jobs when the government increases the qualifying period for protection from unfair dismissal from one year to two years on Good Friday (6 April). The TUC is concerned that this change in the law will also increase job insecurity, discriminate…

Reduced redundancy consultation risks unemployment

Cutting consultation periods for group redundancy risks unemployment, warns the Trades Union Congress (TUC). The Government is considering scaling back the 90-day time frame to make the process of dismissing staff easier, quicker and cheaper. However, the TUC claims that this would be detrimental to employers, employees and the economy. Currently businesses planning to cut…

Females fired over ‘inappropriate’ emails scandal

Sarah Murray (25), from Ballybrack, Dublin, and Sarah Rooney (25), from Glasthule, Dublin, were both dismissed from their positions at ICS Building Society after they were found to have circulated emails the financial institution deemed to be in breach of its guidelines. The work enviroment in a division of Bank of Ireland was described as…

Businesses believe tribunal system favours employees

Almost all employers think the current Employment Tribunal system favours employees over businesses. According to research by law firm, Pinsent Masons only 3 per cent of firms are satisfied with the current system, while a staggering 97 per cent of companies think the system is weighted in favour of workers, The general consensus from respondents…