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When is a discretionary bonus really a discretionary bonus?

AUTHOR(S): Bryan Dunne, Niall Pelly
PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Employment, Pensions and Benefits
DATE: 30.05.2016

In the latest episode of Matheson’s Employment Law Podcast series, Bryan Dunne discusses a recent decision of the Irish High Court which dealt with the thorny question of when a discretionary bonus is not actually discretionary after all.

In this case, as it turned out, the employer was not as free as it thought to hold back staff bonuses. Listen to the podcast to find out the facts, key outcomes from the case and what this means for you as representatives of large employers in Ireland.

You can download all of the episodes in the series here. They are also available to download on iTunes and Soundcloud. The full decision can be viewed here.

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The Irish Employment Law Podcast Series is produced by Bryan Dunne, Head of Employment at Matheson. In the series he discusses the latest developments in employment law. The podcasts are a key resource in keeping up to date for HR practitioners, employment lawyers and international employers with employees in Ireland.

Disclaimer: These podcasts present an overview of the cases and law and do not constitute legal advice. How the law will apply in any particular case will depend on the individual circumstances. Listeners should seek legal advice if any of the matters discussed are relevant to them.   

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