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Is your performance improvement plan genuine or is it the first step in firing you?exit sign and banner stating PIP or Exit Strategy

PIP or exit strategy?


Have you been put on an employee performance improvement plan, even though your performance has been excellent to date? If so, the first seeds of doubt may be growing in your mind. Is my employer trying to build a case against me in order to dismiss me? Have there been changes in your work routine? Have profitable areas been assigned to others? There may be other less obvious signs that your employer is preparing to let you go. If you have been placed on a performance improvement plan and are concerned about your losing your job, it helps to talk. Book a consultation; with one of our experts today. We are experienced in helping many clients negotiate exit packages which allowed them to move on and leave the past behind


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Whistleblower awarded five years salary by Workplace Relations Commission

A compensation award of five years salary was made by the Workplace Relations Commission to a massage therapist who suffered penalisation following a protected disclosure which she made to her employer at the time. The protected disclosure was in relation to the requirement for the complainant to provide sexual services to clients during her employment.

Unlawful COVID-19 pay cut

Employee wins unfair deduction case

unlawfuldeduction350With the uncertainity that the COVID-19 pandemic caused for many businesses, some employers turned to pay cuts to avoid having to make roles redundant. A recent Workplace Relations (WRC) adjudication dealt with this subject. It outlined the position which will probably be followed by other adjudicators. The case of A Project Manager/Translator v An Interpretation and Translation Group ADJ-00028367 revolved around an employer implementing a 15% pay cut due to the alledged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business using a variation clause contained in the employee’s employment contract.


Unfair Redundancy Case

Why genuine communication is important

scales of justice 350In a recent case before the Workplace Relations Commission there was a real redundancy situation on the face of it, but proper communication between the employer and employee did not take place. This resulted in a decision of unfair dismissal being made against the employer.

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