Dell overturns payments order


Computer giant Dell has avoided having to pay out additional payments to hundreds of Limerick workers made redundant in January 2009 after successfully appealing to the Employment Appeals Tribunal.

Dell Products appealed a recommendation by the Rights Commissioner Service of the Labour Relations Commission, which found that 28 former employees were entitled to two weeks of extra pay, or about €1,000, after they complained it was in contravention of the Protection of Employment Act.

Had the appeal by Dell been rejected, hundreds of other former employees who subsequently lodged similar applications with the LRC would have been entitled to further payouts.