The damning report highlights ‘poor morale’ among workers as one of the factors as to why there are failures in reporting. The Safety culture in Irish Rail is one of a very poor standard as employees fear being blamed or reprimanded by senior management. The relationship between senior management and employees seems to have soured [...]
EMPLOYMENT APPEALS TRIBUNAL AWARD UNDERSTOOD TO BE THE LARGEST UNFAIR DISMISSALS COMPENSATION EVER MADE.
The award was made by the Employment Appeals Tribunal and is understood to be the largest unfair dismissals compensation award ever made in the State. Mr Smith – who had been earning a remuneration package of €620,000 a year – resigned from the company in 2013 following revelations of discrepancies in the accounts. He had [...]
The Employment Appeals Tribunal recently awarded a former restaurant employee €20,000 after he was unfairly dismissed for allegedly washing dishes with cold water and for allowing his wife to drink coffee at a discounted rate. The restaurant in question, Graham O’Sullivan Restaurants Limited, which operate several Restaurants in the greater Dublin area stated Mr. Tuchowski [...]
The minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash warns that workplace accidents are likely to increase without ‘determined action’ as the economy recovers. The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) published a new research paper titled ‘Trends and Patterns in Occupational Health and Safety in Ireland’. They stated that the decline in Occupational Injuries coincided [...]
A coffee shop in Our Lady’s Hospital, in Navan, Co Meath was among seven places served with a closure order last month, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). One other food premises was served with a Prohibition Order CC’s Coffee Dock was among the premises served with closure orders by the FSAI [...]
The annual fire statistics for 2013 record a 10% increase in the number of workplace fires, with fire brigades called to 1,522 workplace fires during the year, compared to 1,382 in 2012. The average number of workplace fires over the last three years for which records are available (2011-2013) is 1,494 a year. As usual, [...]
Last month, ‘Millars Restaurant’ in Athlone, Co Roscommon was served with a closure order while a prohibition order was served on ‘Alimentara Transilvania’, a grocery store in Blanchardstown, Dublin. While specific details were not given on the closure of the restaurant in Roscommon, a closure order is only issued in cases where there is “likely [...]