Court ruling ‘frees up’ firms to fire badly performing staff

Court of Appeal finding will ‘rebalance power dynamic’, making it harder to sue over dismissal during a probationary period

The court found that Over-C had not followed a fair procedure when dismissing him and granted him the injunction

The Court of Appeal has delivered a “landmark” judgment which legal experts say will make it easier for businesses to remove poorly performing employees.

The judgment restricts the circumstances under which an injunction against dismissal can be granted in cases where an employee is threatened with dismissal for alleged misconduct.

“This may be one of the most important employment law decisions in Ireland in years. It will considerably rebalance the power dynamic between employees and ...