Given the size of the award made to Philip Smith – €1.25 million – it was inevitable that RSA would appeal the finding that he was constructively dismissed

The decision by RSA to appeal the employment appeals tribunal decision in favour of its former chief executive is unsurprising and not unwelcome. Give(...)

Philip Smith, former chief executive of insurance company RSA, was awarded €1.25 million by the Employment Appeals Tribunal for constructive dismissal.

Ireland’s biggest insurance company RSA has said it will appeal the decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal which found in favour of former CEO Ph(...)

Former chief executive of Royal Sun Alliance Philip Smith arrives at the Employment Appeals Tribunal with members of his legal team on Monday morning. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The noise you heard on Monday was jaws dropping around town at the news that Philip Smith had been awarded €1.25 million by the Employment Appeals Tri(...)

Philip Smith  claimed he was made the ‘fall guy’ by RSA when certain issues emerged at the Irish business in October 2013. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland’s biggest insurance company RSA plans to appeal the €1.25 million award by the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) to its former chief executive(...)

Former RSA Ireland chief executive Philip Smith. He  “had to be a fall guy to satisfy the various outside interests”, his barrister claimed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) heard yesterday that Philip Smith, the former chief executive of RSA Ireland, was made the “fall guy” for wid(...)

Philip Smith and his legal team arrived at the Employment Appeals Tribunal earlier this month. Photograph: Dave Meehan

They say there’s no smoke without fire and so it proved yesterday at the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), where Philip Smith’s constructive dismissa(...)

Philip Smith, former chief executive of RSA Ireland, arriving at the Employment Appeals Tribunal. The tribunal heard that Mr Smith rang the chairman of the company’s Irish board on the day the terms of an internal financial inquiry were being framed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former RSA Ireland chief executive Philip Smith rang the chairman of the insurer’s Irish board and asked: “Can you do your best for me?” on the day th(...)

Philip Smith said he had been made the “fall guy” by RSA when certain issues emerged at the Irish business in October 2013. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A senior RSA executive who jointly conducted an investigation into financial issues at its Irish insurance subsidiary late 2013 has denied claims by (...)

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith is taking a case against his former employer

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith has denied claims made at the Employment Appeals Tribunal that a culture of fear existed at (...)

Philip Smith leaving the offices of the Employment Appeals Tribunal on the first day of his case against Royal Sun Alliance (RSA).Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith has told the Employment Appeals Tribunal that he was subjected to a “character assassination(...)