People Problems: Relationship Breakdown

Redundancy illustrates danger of snap decisions

11th May, 2014
Gerald Flynn

Making an employee redundant is a serious matter, but too often, managers jump to hasty decisions. This can happen more frequently where there is a geographic gap between an employee and their boss, and particularly where reporting lines are blurred.

These were factors for Martina Barrett in her job as branch manager with GEA Farm Technologies based in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork.

In early 2009, Barrett joined the company as office manager for the Irish operation...

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