Wednesday 20 November 2019

Sean Quinn Junior: 'I was the only person in Quinn Insurance who did not get 40pc bonus'

Sean Quinn junior
Sean Quinn junior

Brian Byrne

SEAN Quinn Jr has claimed he was the only employee amongst his father's former company's 2,500 staff who did not receive a 40pc bonus.

The 35-year-old said he was also not awarded an additional €40,000-a-year bonus paid to directors at the end of five years with Quinn Insurance.

Mr Quinn said all employees, including management, received an average bonus of 40pc, but that this could be as high as 80pc.

But Mr Quinn told the Employment Appeals Tribunal today that he had not received this bonus.

The tribunal also heard that Mr Quinn had been appointed claims director in December 2006, but that he was dismissed months before he would have become eligible for the additional five-year bonus.

Mr Quinn, who was employed by the company for around 11 years before being dismissed in June 2011, had earned a salary of €75,000, before bonuses.

The son of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn was notified in a letter while on sick leave that he was not suitable for the positions available at Quinn Insurance.

Mr Quinn claims he was unfairly dismissed from the company, and that he was "victimised" and "singled out" by joint administrator Michael McAteer after Mr McAteer was appointed by the High Court in March 2010.

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