Woman awarded €40,000 for Unfair Dismissal

A woman who was unfairly dismissed by POD Entertainment Ltd had been awarded €40,000 in the Circuit Court.

The woman had been awarded €8,000 in the Employment Appeals Tribunal but was appealing the amount of the award. The woman had worked as a bar person but when she became pregnant she was initially told that she would not likely be able to work as a bar person while pregnant. She was later dismissed for gross misconduct including stealing money from the till. Following her dismissal she engaged an employment law solicitor in Dublin.

The Court agreed with her that she had been unfairly dismissed and that the alleged acts of misconduct had not been properly or fairly investigated. It awarded the woman €40,000 in damages.

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