Yearly Archives: 2017

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Award of €30,000 to sacked pregnant restaurant manager is halved

A pregnant woman who was sacked by her boss at a Wrights of Howth-operated restaurant telling her “business is business, enjoy your maternity” has had her €30,000 compensation award halved. In the case under the Employment Acts, the Labour Court has found the sacking of Dorota Murat, who was manager at Wrights of Howth’s ‘Crabby [...]

By |2017-11-16T15:23:11+00:00November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Award of €30,000 to sacked pregnant restaurant manager is halved

‘I was trying to put her at ease’ – Civil servant awarded €7k after John Halligan asked was she married during interview

JOHN Halligan is the Minister of State who asked a high ranking civil servant if she was married or had children during a job interview. Mr Halligan’s comments resulted in a Government department being ordered to pay the woman €7,500 in compensation following a Workplace Relations Committee (WRC) ruling. Mr Halligan, who is currently in [...]

By |2017-11-13T12:17:19+00:00November 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘I was trying to put her at ease’ – Civil servant awarded €7k after John Halligan asked was she married during interview

Worker dismissed by ESB after external security company told them gardai considered him ‘a person of interest’

AN ESB worker who was dismissed after being told he was considered a security risk to Irish and UK infrastructure has secured a temporary High Court order preventing termination of his employment. Graham Light said he was shocked and upset after being fired from his role as Commercial and Risk Advisor with the ESB's corporate [...]

By |2017-10-23T08:06:51+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Worker dismissed by ESB after external security company told them gardai considered him ‘a person of interest’

Janitor awarded €64k claims he had to work ’19 twelve-hour shifts in a row’, court hears

A JANITOR with a pharmaceutical manufacturer has been awarded €64,000 after the High Court found his employer was negligent in allowing him to work excessive overtime. The award to Richard Steer (73), Derrykill, Newport, Co Mayo, was also in relation to Allergen Pharmaceuticals Ireland's failure to deal appropriately with a problem caused by blue marks [...]

By |2017-10-17T08:40:06+00:00October 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Janitor awarded €64k claims he had to work ’19 twelve-hour shifts in a row’, court hears

An Post liable for damages after failing to address bullying of employee by her co-workers, judge rules

A former postal sorter is entitled to damages against An Post over its failure as her employer to address bullying and harassment of her by her co-workers, a High Court judge has ruled. The amount of damages for Catherine Hurley (53), White's Cross, Co Cork, will be assessed later by Mr Justice Paul McDermott who [...]

By |2017-10-09T15:52:42+00:00October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on An Post liable for damages after failing to address bullying of employee by her co-workers, judge rules

The Food Safety Authority report for September reveals some shocking findings

The Food Safety Authority report for September reveals some shocking findings.       Ten premises were closed by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) last month, with one restaurant in Dublin found to have a cockroach infestation, while a city centre shop was found to have an infestation of rats. The FSAI monthly [...]

By |2017-10-09T14:10:48+00:00October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Food Safety Authority report for September reveals some shocking findings

Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016

The 2016 Act provides that new parents are entitled to two weeks' leave and, provided the employee has the requisite PRSI contributions, statutory paternity benefit. Section 6 of the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 states: (2) Other than where section 12 applies, the period of leave referred to in subsection (1) shall comprise a [...]

By |2017-09-26T10:01:23+00:00September 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016

Man sacked for washing feet in food container

A US multinational sacked a worker here after he washed his feet in a container used for serving food in the factory canteen. Martin Conroy sued for unfair dismissal against Baxter Healthcare, but the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) found it was reasonable for Baxter to conclude that Mr Conroy's actions amounted to gross misconduct and [...]

By |2017-09-18T10:36:13+00:00September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Man sacked for washing feet in food container

Safety fears for dozens of schools after fire audits show breaches

Safety fears have been raised for thousands of school children after the Department of Education announced it will carry out fire audits at more than two dozen schools around the country built over the last 20 years. It comes as a fire safety audit found breaches of standards at five recently-built primary schools. The buildings [...]

By |2017-09-04T08:10:32+00:00September 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Safety fears for dozens of schools after fire audits show breaches

Woman sacked after calling colleague ‘a cow’ wins €12k in appeal

An operating theatre worker at one of the country's largest private hospitals was sacked after calling a nurse "a cow" and for an alleged verbal attack on her manager. In the case, Dolores Malone sued for unfair dismissal against the Galway Clinic and the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has now awarded Ms Malone €12,000. The [...]

By |2017-08-28T08:05:53+00:00August 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Woman sacked after calling colleague ‘a cow’ wins €12k in appeal