Ireland Update: Maintaining Standards - How to Fairly Dismiss an Employee in a Controlled Function

Where employees of regulated financial services providers who perform controlled function roles breach the standards required of them to perform their role, dismissal may be considered a reasonable sanction, provided the employer complies with its disciplinary procedure and the principles of natural justice.

In this advisory we examine two recent cases of the Labour Court and Workplace Relations Commission and highlight what regulated employers should do to successfully defend unfair dismissal claims by senior employees. In both cases, the employees were performing a control function role under the Central Bank of Ireland’s Fitness and Probity regime.


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