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Recent EAT ruling focuses on managing long term absence in the workforce

AUTHOR(S): Bryan Dunne
PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Employment, Pensions and Benefits
DATE: 03.12.2015

In the latest episode of Matheson’s Employment Law Podcast series, Bryan Dunne discusses a recent Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) ruling regarding an employee on long term absence. The EAT’s ruling gives some interesting insight into how the Irish courts might expect employers to manage an employee’s return to work and is also a rare example of an employer exercising a strategy of admitting the dismissal was unfair at the outset in order to limit the case to an assessment of loss of earnings only. The discussion considers when this might be an effective strategy and the risks to be considered in using it.

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

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.


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