Saturday 18 November 2017

Seven win EAT claim


SEVEN south Wexford residents were successful in claims taken against a Rosslare Harbour business at the Employment Appeals Tribunal.

The appeals, under the Redundancy Payments Acts and the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, were heard in Wexford in February and the Tribunal recently published its determination in the case.

The claims against M&C Doyle Retail Enterprises Limited, St Patrick's Road, Kilrane, Rosslare Harbour were taken by Jennifer Newport, Greenore Park, Rosslare Harbour; Kerrie NicAogain, Boher, Kilrane; Danielle Finney, Boher, Kilrane; Kelly Anne Walsh, Ballybough, Tomhaggard; Ultan Quirke, Kilrane Manor, Kilrane; Aisling Driver, Lifeboat Avenue, Rosslare Harbour, and Susan Fitzgerald, Churchview, Tomhaggard.

The appellants all appeared at the Tribunal in person, but there was no appearance by, or representation for, the respondent, M&C Doyle Retail Enterprises Limited.

Having heard the sworn evidence of the appellants, the Tribunal found that all seven former employees of the company succeeded in their claims under the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts and compensation based on the terms of their employment was awarded.

Ms Newport was awarded €1,078; Ms NicAogain was awarded €147; Ms Finney was awarded €217; Ms Walsh was awarded €640; Mr Quirke was awarded €230; Ms Driver was awarded €161 and Ms Fitzgerald was awarded €350.

Ms Newport, Ms NicAogain and Ms Walsh were also successful under the Redundancy Payments Acts and awarded statutory lumps sums in line with their gross weekly wages and years of service to the company.

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