An employee who worked as a sales manager and was made redundant has had her personal grievance claim for unjustified dismissal rejected by the Employment Relations Authority.

The ERA held that the employer was justified in making the employee’s position redundant as the business was suffering from financial difficulties and cuts needed to be made in order to reduce costs.

The ERA found that there were no ulterior motives in the employer’s decision to dismiss the employee. The ERA noted that the employer valued the employee and had no issues with the employee’s performance or hours of work.

The ERA stated that the employer followed a fair procedure when terminating the employee’s position as she was provided with the necessary information regarding her employment and had the opportunity to respond to the employer’s concerns about the continuation of her employment.