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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

Irish courts could be swamped after US claims ruling

Thousands of personal injury lawsuits against American corporations could end up being filed in Ireland as a consequence of a landmark US Supreme Court decision. The ruling came in a case involving pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb. It effectively shuts down access to the US courts for compensation claims by people not resident there, unless the [...]

By |2017-08-25T13:08:22+00:00August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Irish courts could be swamped after US claims ruling

Man sacked over bar of chocolate awarded €5,600

A firm has been left counting the cost after firing a cleaner who failed to pay for a bar of chocolate in a staff canteen. The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ordered the facility services provider to pay the cleaner €5,600 after finding he was unfairly dismissed. He was summarily dismissed on January 26 last year [...]

By |2017-08-17T11:09:07+00:00August 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Man sacked over bar of chocolate awarded €5,600

Waiter who filmed himself snorting cocaine loses unfair dismissal case against Dublin restaurant

A man who filmed himself snorting cocaine on Snapchat, while wearing a t-shirt from the Dublin restaurant in which he worked, has lost his claim for unfair dismissal. The Irish Times reports that the Employment Appeals Tribunal found against James Boyle, from Knocklyon Avenue, Dublin, last week. Mr Boyle lost his job as a waiter [...]

By |2017-08-09T16:13:35+00:00August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Waiter who filmed himself snorting cocaine loses unfair dismissal case against Dublin restaurant

Five Dublin Food Businesses Closed by Food Safety Authority

Five Dublin food businesses were among nine closed around the country by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) last month. And among them was the deli, bakery, and loose fruit and vegetable areas in Tesco Ballyfermot. That Closure Order was lifted on July 17. All nine businesses were closed for breaches of the Food [...]

By |2017-08-08T15:47:21+00:00August 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Five Dublin Food Businesses Closed by Food Safety Authority

Driver for high-profile charity sacked after he left van outside pub overnight

A driver for a high-profile charity was sacked after he parked a van with the charity’s logo outside a pub overnight. The van was recovered the following day from the car park of the pub in Ballyfermot after the worker telephoned colleagues to request them to come and collect it. However, at the opening of [...]

By |2017-08-08T14:09:57+00:00August 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Driver for high-profile charity sacked after he left van outside pub overnight

A Blackrock gym has to pay €3,000 to an ex-worker who didn’t take tea breaks

A FITNESS FIRM has been ordered to pay more than €3,000 to a former employee who didn’t take a work break for months – because “she didn’t want to rock the boat”. In a recent Labour Court ruling, Blackrock-based Medfit Wellness was ordered to pay €3,250 to ex-receptionist Ruth Murphy, who told the court that [...]

By |2017-08-01T16:24:03+00:00August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Blackrock gym has to pay €3,000 to an ex-worker who didn’t take tea breaks