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From TheJournal.ie Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?' Discrimination

Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'

The branch manager asked the man, who had years of experience in a similar role, how he would manage to do the warehouse job safely.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should employers be banned from keeping workers tips? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employers be banned from keeping workers tips?

Yesterday, a bill to give workers a legal right to their tips passed Committee stage with all-party support.

From TheJournal.ie 16 years of precarious work in English language schools caused me to develop anxiety Opinion

16 years of precarious work in English language schools caused me to develop anxiety

I felt anxious, alienated and depressed. Irish workers must unite to resist the creeping casualisation of work, writes Keith Murdiff.

From TheJournal.ie Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review Workers Rights

Union membership for soldiers should be considered, finds review

PDFORRA, which represents soldiers, sailors and aircrew has been campaigning for trade union rights.

From TheJournal.ie Migrant fishermen working on Irish boats suffer exploitation and 'get average pay of €2.82' Worker Rights

Migrant fishermen working on Irish boats suffer exploitation and 'get average pay of €2.82'

One in four fishermen have experienced verbal or physical abuse, according to a new report.

From TheJournal.ie 'Vulnerable, scared, overworked and underpaid': A day in the life of an Irish stable worker

'Vulnerable, scared, overworked and underpaid': A day in the life of an Irish stable worker

A report into the pay and conditions of workers was published yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Illegal non-EU workers common in care work and catering industry Exploitation

Illegal non-EU workers common in care work and catering industry

Problems associated with illegal work include poor working conditions and risks to fundamental worker’s rights, a new report has found.

From TheJournal.ie HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome Discrimination

HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome

The WRC has ordered the HSE to pay the €52,000 in compensation to the man and provide him with a stable rostered position.

From TheJournal.ie Worked for €2 an hour and forced to break the law - the plight of Ireland's au pairs Exploited

Worked for €2 an hour and forced to break the law - the plight of Ireland's au pairs

Camilla would routinely work 14 hour days for little money.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night Not Your Mother This post contains videos

VIDEO: There was a HUGE row in the Dáil last night

“I did not come in here to do what your mother should have done and put manners on you.”

From TheJournal.ie Factory workers in the US wear nappies as they can't take bathroom breaks

Factory workers in the US wear nappies as they can't take bathroom breaks

The revelation has come out in a report from Oxfam America.

From TheJournal.ie Retirement, new jobs and better laws: Clerys workers proud and positive after 'appalling' treatment Clerys

Retirement, new jobs and better laws: Clerys workers proud and positive after 'appalling' treatment

A review was announced today to try to stop a repeat of what happened to the 460 Clerys workers.

From TheJournal.ie How well do you know your employment rights? Knowledge Is Power

How well do you know your employment rights?

Here’s everything you should know…

From TheJournal.ie 'I gave 45 years to the store': After 11 weeks, former Clerys staff aren't going away Fallout

'I gave 45 years to the store': After 11 weeks, former Clerys staff aren't going away

400 people lost their jobs overnight when the store closed suddenly.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you said no to the children they would just scream and sometimes punch you' Au Pairs In Ireland

'If you said no to the children they would just scream and sometimes punch you'

Au pairs are working in up to 20,000 Irish homes – many working around the clock for not much pay.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald's workers protest "poverty wages" and demand $15/hour Not Really Lovin It

McDonald's workers protest "poverty wages" and demand $15/hour

“Out of the kitchens and into the streets.”

From TheJournal.ie Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough Nice Try

Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough

The big sticking point is the fact that three quarters of staff are on part-time flexible contracts.

From TheJournal.ie "If you were loyal to the company, your pregnancy would not be an issue” Discrimination

"If you were loyal to the company, your pregnancy would not be an issue”

Agnieszka Sobczyk has been awarded €10,000 in compensation after being fired.

From TheJournal.ie Talks between Siptu and Greyhound break down at the LRC Halt

Talks between Siptu and Greyhound break down at the LRC

The talks talks have adjourned and there is no date set for them to resume.

From TheJournal.ie Dunnes Stores workers' case set for the Labour Court Industrial Relations

Dunnes Stores workers' case set for the Labour Court

This comes after continued refusal from the retailer to engage with trade union representatives.

From TheJournal.ie Woman sacked for cursing and flirting at work fights back - gets €12,500 Fupp Off

Woman sacked for cursing and flirting at work fights back - gets €12,500

Refuse company Oxigen didn’t like Janet Mooney’s “colourful language”.

From TheJournal.ie Paris Bakery workers end sit-in as Revenue comes to the rescue Workers Rights

Paris Bakery workers end sit-in as Revenue comes to the rescue

The workers staged a sit-in at the premises for 19 days in total.