An employee has resigned after struggling to complete her work within her designated hours of employment. The employee asked her employer to employ another person to help assist her in her role, but her request was refused. The employer noted that their previous employees had experienced no difficulties fulfilling the position’s requirements.

The Employment Relations Authority dismissed the employee’s personal grievance claim for constructive dismissal.

The ERA found that the employer had not breached any duties which were sufficiently serious so as to leave the employee with no other option than to resign.

The ERA held that the employer had not mislead the employee as to the requirements of the role, and had undertaken some of the employee’s duties to alleviate her workload. The employer had also begun implementing regular morning and weekly meetings at which daily issues could be raised.

Accordingly, the ERA held that the employee had voluntarily resigned and that there were no grounds for a personal grievance.