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Thurles Fast Food Employees Win Employment Termination Case

AbrakebabraA ruling, made following the Employment Appeals Tribunal sitting here in Thurles in November 2014 last, has found that three employees were entitled to redundancy payments.

The findings were based on a 24-hour, part-time working week, including entitlements to holiday pay.

The three former employees of Abrakebabra are now expected to receive over €12,000, following the termination of their employment at one of the chain’s Tipperary franchises in 2013.

Iryna and Igor Yurevych resident in Thurles, Co Tipperary had worked at the fast food outlet, owned by Samantha McElligott, for some nine years between 2004 and 2013, while their work colleague, Lina Karkaziene, had also been employed by the company for five years, latter also ending in 2013.

The appeals were made without legal or trade union representation and the respondent chose not to attend the Employment Appeals Tribunal hearing.

According to the case report; this ruling is subject to each of the complainants having held insurable employment under the Social Welfare Acts.

The Labour Court had determined previously that the three employees be awarded €1,000 each as part of earlier separate claims latter taken under the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997.

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