Irish housekeeper found unfairly dismissed

The head housekeeper at the Grand Hotel, Tramore, Co Waterford, has been awarded over $25,000 after a tribunal of inquiry ruled that she had been unfairly dismissed.

The Employment Appeals Tribunal found Linda Magill had been denied fair process or fair procedure and dismissed instantly by her employers at the property. Magill took her case against Tompkins (in receivership), trading as the Grand Hotel, to the EAT and the hearing was held in Waterford last month. The hotel company failed to attend the hearing.

In its findings, the Tribunal said it heard uncontested evidence which satisfied it that Magill was unfairly dismissed without notice. She had worked for the hotel from 1992 to her dismissal on August 9, 2012.

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Ruling she had been unfairly dismissed, the tribunal awarded Ms Magill $25,000 a further $4,311 under the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts.

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