Yearly Archives: 2019

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Receptionist screams and sends threatening emails €3,520

Receptionist fired after 'screaming' at client and sending them threatening emails awarded €3,520 damages A RECEPTIONIST at a commercial vehicle testing centre has been awarded €3,520 in compensation for unfair dismissal. The woman was sacked after sending threatening emails and texts to a customer and his wife. An adjudication hearing of the Workplace Relations Commission [...]

By |2019-10-24T13:46:09+00:00October 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Receptionist screams and sends threatening emails €3,520

Engineer ‘fired on the spot’ over stammer wins €15,000 payout

A design engineer for an agricultural machinery manufacturer who was discriminatorily dismissed over his stammer has been awarded €15,000 compensation. The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ordered the unnamed firm to pay the worker €15,000 after finding the company discriminated against him on the grounds of his disability - a severe speech impediment. In his findings, [...]

By |2019-10-03T13:16:35+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Engineer ‘fired on the spot’ over stammer wins €15,000 payout

Bus Éireann ordered to pay driver €10,200 over constructive dismissal

Driver given a choice by a boss to retire or be fired after incident with elderly passenger A long-serving Bus Éireann bus driver said he has been left “deeply traumatised” over the manner of his constructive dismissal by the national bus firm. Dan Fitzpatrick was today speaking after the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) found he [...]

By |2019-09-27T14:04:06+00:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bus Éireann ordered to pay driver €10,200 over constructive dismissal

Can you lodge a claim before the WRC while on notice but not yet dismissed

Can you lodge a claim before the WRC while on notice but not yet dismissed And what is the true cost of say a €20k award The Simple answer is YES. A recent case was concluded where the Complainant received €20,000.00 for unfair dismissal. The Respondent argued that the complaint had been submitted on 5 [...]

By |2019-09-27T09:20:33+00:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can you lodge a claim before the WRC while on notice but not yet dismissed

Case Under Irish Law

State of Kuwait to appeal Labour Court ruling quashing its immunity from Irish employment law A ruling last month found that an employee of the State of Kuwait could take a case under Irish law. The Labour Court ruling which quashed the claim of its embassy to diplomatic immunity from Irish laws relating to workers’ [...]

By |2019-09-09T15:22:27+00:00September 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Case Under Irish Law

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was ‘discriminated against due to pregnancy’

A RENTAL COMPANY has been ordered to pay €61,100 to a general manager after she found herself to be effectively demoted to general operative after returning from maternity leave. At the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), adjudication officer James Kelly ordered the unnamed business to pay the worker €53,000 after finding that she was discriminated against [...]

By |2019-08-22T10:04:20+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was ‘discriminated against due to pregnancy’

Indian Restaurant order to pay €3,000 over refusal to serve Indian Customer

Indian restaurant ordered to pay €3,000 over refusal to serve Indian customer Ravi Shukla said he never received notification to appear at WRC and will appeal An Indian restaurant in Dublin 4 has been ordered to pay a customer €3,000 over the owner’s refusal to serve the man food – because he was Indian. In [...]

By |2019-08-22T08:07:57+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Indian Restaurant order to pay €3,000 over refusal to serve Indian Customer

Call Health and Safety today – Be proactive rather than reactive

A man in his 50s who died following a workplace accident at Dublin's docks has been named locally as Nicholas Collier. The truck driver died at around 10:30am on Wednesday morning after being hit by another Trade Union SIPTU has called for immediate action to protect workers following the tragic death of Nicholas, Dublin Live [...]

By |2019-08-16T13:53:36+00:00August 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Call Health and Safety today – Be proactive rather than reactive

Gay Marriage Cake Customer takes case to European Court

Gay marriage cake: customer takes case to European court ‘This is about limited companies being somehow able to pick and choose which customers they will serve.’ Lawyers representing a man from Northern Ireland who sued a bakery for refusing to make a cake with pro-gay marriage message are going to Europe to challenge a Supreme [...]

By |2019-08-15T09:15:32+00:00August 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gay Marriage Cake Customer takes case to European Court

Sick Leave over Back Injury awarded €10,000

Man accused of 'stealing' from employer for taking sick leave over back injury awarded €10,000 The fresh produce employee took a case against his former employer to the Labour Court. A FRESH PRODUCE employee accused of “stealing” from his employer after it was wrongly claimed that he faked a back injury has been awarded €10,000. [...]

By |2019-08-15T09:14:00+00:00August 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sick Leave over Back Injury awarded €10,000