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Widow of man who took his own life says he experienced ‘relentless bullying at work’ – inquest hears

A CORONER is to write to one of Ireland's biggest construction supply firms after the wife of a man who took his own life said he had suffered relentless bullying at work. Cork North Coroner Dr Michael Kennedy adjourned the inquest into the death of father of one John Broderick so he can write to [...]

By |2018-12-13T14:40:48+00:00December 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Widow of man who took his own life says he experienced ‘relentless bullying at work’ – inquest hears

Labour Court awards €90k to former manager at Francis Brennan’s luxury Park Hotel

The Labour Court has recommended that the luxury Park Hotel operated by the Brennan brothers pay a former manager €90,000 in settlement of an unfair dismissal claim. The recommendation - which was published on the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) website - is not binding on the hotel. A spokesperson for the luxury Kerry hotel last [...]

By |2018-11-05T09:42:42+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Labour Court awards €90k to former manager at Francis Brennan’s luxury Park Hotel

Woman, sacked for refusing to allow customer return Christmas lights, awarded €21,000

A shop assistant, who refused to engage with a customer returning some Christmas lights and who threatened to call the gardaí, has been awarded €20,000 at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) after losing her job. The woman in question had been working for the retail store in question for nearly three years at the time [...]

By |2018-09-14T14:32:29+00:00September 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Woman, sacked for refusing to allow customer return Christmas lights, awarded €21,000

Café which discriminated against pregnant worker ordered to pay €15k damages

A coffee house and restaurant here has been ordered to pay a sacked assistant manager €15,000 after it was found to have discriminated against her when sacking her while pregnant. In the case at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), WRC Adjudication Officer, Ewa Sobanska found that the coffee house discriminated against its pregnant employee in [...]

By |2018-08-29T11:48:26+00:00August 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Café which discriminated against pregnant worker ordered to pay €15k damages

Hairdresser sacked over anxiety and panic attacks is awarded €7k

A hairdresser has been awarded €7,000 after a salon decided to fire her because she suffered from anxiety. The dismissal was deemed to constitute discrimination on grounds of disability by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). An employment law expert has warned that businesses need to find better ways to support workers with mental health difficulties [...]

By |2018-08-09T10:00:53+00:00August 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hairdresser sacked over anxiety and panic attacks is awarded €7k

Sacked worker who went along with false story to ‘protect teammate’ awarded €50k compensation

A FORMER FIELD services technician for a wind energy company has been awarded €50,000 after successfully taking his previous employers to court in a case of wrongful dismissal. The man, who’d been working at the company for almost a decade, was sacked along with another colleague over damage that was done to essential parts of [...]

By |2018-07-30T10:25:17+00:00July 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sacked worker who went along with false story to ‘protect teammate’ awarded €50k compensation

Paddy Power workers awarded up to €1K each for denial of rest breaks

Fourteen Paddy Power staff members have been awarded up to €1,000 each for denial of rest breaks. The Mandate Trade Union members, employed by Paddy Power Betfair Plc, took the cases under the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). According to the Mandate, the WRC adjudication officer found the [...]

By |2018-07-27T08:49:05+00:00July 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Paddy Power workers awarded up to €1K each for denial of rest breaks

GDPR right to refuse DATA

The Data Access Request: Many companies receive a data request arising from a dispute between the Employer and Employee, or a personal injury incident. Though some requests come from employees for various other reasons, the general response is to ask what are we required to provide? Firstly, you need to know that: Individuals have the [...]

By |2018-07-16T10:29:03+00:00July 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on GDPR right to refuse DATA

After a long running dispute, 999 operators have secured a pay increase

A LARGE GROUP of ‘999’ emergency call workers at three different centres are ready to dial-up a hefty pay increase of 13% after winning a pay battle at the Labour Court. The 55 workers from the National Emergency Call Answering Service (ECAS) have been in a long running dispute with their employers, Conduit Enterprises Ltd [...]

By |2018-07-03T10:42:30+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on After a long running dispute, 999 operators have secured a pay increase

Can you refuse to work in this weather? All you need to know about workplace regulations during heatwave

While many of us are enjoying the warm spell, there have been questions about just how hot is too hot to be in work? Soaking up the sun in parks and at beaches is glorious but there are regulations in place to protect employees. According to the Health and Safety Authority's Health and Welfare at [...]

By |2018-06-27T07:58:11+00:00June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can you refuse to work in this weather? All you need to know about workplace regulations during heatwave