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#Workplace Relations Commission

From TheJournal.ie Major retailer ordered to pay €15,000 to manager unfairly dismissed for hugging staff Workplace Relations

Major retailer ordered to pay €15,000 to manager unfairly dismissed for hugging staff

The Workplace Relations Commission said the dismissal caused the man reputational damage.

From TheJournal.ie Four people charged under immigration legislation after employees found to be working without permits Searches

Four people charged under immigration legislation after employees found to be working without permits

The Garda National Immigration Bureau searched premises in Dublin and Meath in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Gay man described as 'f****t' by colleague awarded €27k over being harassed in workplace Harassment

Gay man described as 'f****t' by colleague awarded €27k over being harassed in workplace

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistani asylum seeker was 'indirectly discriminated' against when refused a learner driving licence WRC

Pakistani asylum seeker was 'indirectly discriminated' against when refused a learner driving licence

The agency was ordered to pay the man €2,500, but the man was refused a licence when he applied again.

From TheJournal.ie Civil servant who used a shed as a place to express for breastfeeding at work awarded €3k Discrimination Case

Civil servant who used a shed as a place to express for breastfeeding at work awarded €3k

The case was brought to a conclusion at the Workplace Relations Commission last month.

From TheJournal.ie Workplace Relations Commission complaints rise 44% as typical case length now exceeds 8 months WRC

Workplace Relations Commission complaints rise 44% as typical case length now exceeds 8 months

In the first 10 months of the year, the WRC held over 4,000 adjudication hearings.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to pay €30,000 to nurses over 'stress caused' by delay in publishing report into bullying claims Compensation

HSE to pay €30,000 to nurses over 'stress caused' by delay in publishing report into bullying claims

The order was made by the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages WRC

Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages

The Workplace Relations Commission has found that he was unfairly dismissed.

From TheJournal.ie Paramedic awarded €5k after being fired over allegedly threatening workmates for 'grassing him up' over sick leave WRC

Paramedic awarded €5k after being fired over allegedly threatening workmates for 'grassing him up' over sick leave

In the case, the paramedic attended a football match the day after he went on sick leave.

From TheJournal.ie Hotel ordered to pay €5k over cancelling Holy Communion booking for members of Traveller family WRC

Hotel ordered to pay €5k over cancelling Holy Communion booking for members of Traveller family

A mother and her two children took cases to the Workplace Relations Commission, claiming they’d been discriminated against.

From TheJournal.ie Woman whose CEO hacked into her phone and downloaded intimate photos awarded €94k Fashion Company

Woman whose CEO hacked into her phone and downloaded intimate photos awarded €94k

The Workplace Relations Commission ruled in favour of the woman’s case alleging sexual harassment and unfair dismissal.

From TheJournal.ie Actor fired from musical due to dyslexia receives €20,000 in compensation WRC

Actor fired from musical due to dyslexia receives €20,000 in compensation

The Workplace Relations Commission found against the Zak Group production company.

From TheJournal.ie Maternity-related complaints made to the workplace watchdog have almost doubled 21st Century Workplace

Maternity-related complaints made to the workplace watchdog have almost doubled

Complaints are on the rise amid legislative changes and growing global awareness of gender-related issues.

From TheJournal.ie Firm ordered to pay €30,000 to woman after chef 'sexually harassed her and pinched her bottom' WRC

Firm ordered to pay €30,000 to woman after chef 'sexually harassed her and pinched her bottom'

The company provides catering services at the offices of a government department.

From TheJournal.ie Landlord fined €12,000 for refusing to accept rent allowance from Latvian woman WRC

Landlord fined €12,000 for refusing to accept rent allowance from Latvian woman

The tenant said the landlord left her in a position where she could not avail of the HAP scheme for a period of over twenty-three months.

From TheJournal.ie Nursing home manager sacked after sharing images of dead resident on Facebook Employment Dispute

Nursing home manager sacked after sharing images of dead resident on Facebook

The nursing home sacked the nurse manager for gross misconduct in November 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Design engineer fired over stammer awarded €15,000 in compensation Discrimination

Design engineer fired over stammer awarded €15,000 in compensation

The man’s employer blamed the ‘communication thing’.

From TheJournal.ie Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school WRC

Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school

The father took the gender discrimination case under the Equal Status Act at the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie State of Kuwait to appeal Labour Court ruling quashing its immunity from Irish employment law Unfair Dismissals Act

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.

From TheJournal.ie Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy' Maternity Leave

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

The general manager was effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave.

From TheJournal.ie 'Called a thick b***h, physically assaulted and sexually harassed every day': Maximum award for worker who suffered relentless campaign Harassment

'Called a thick b***h, physically assaulted and sexually harassed every day': Maximum award for worker who suffered relentless campaign

The Workplace Relations Commission condemned the employer for failing to stop the abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Workers win compensation from Paddy Power over denial of rest break cases Workplace Relations Commission

Workers win compensation from Paddy Power over denial of rest break cases

Paddy Power declined to comment on the rulings of the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie 'Frustrating' regulations affecting ethnic restaurants as work permit crackdown continues Takeaways

'Frustrating' regulations affecting ethnic restaurants as work permit crackdown continues

A backlog in applications also means the current processing time for standard work permit applications is 13 weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Wednesday's planned strike by 10,000 healthcare workers to go ahead after talks fail WRC

Wednesday's planned strike by 10,000 healthcare workers to go ahead after talks fail

Siptu has accused the government of abusing the conciliation process.

From TheJournal.ie HSE warns of 'significant impact' on services during support staff strike 20 June

HSE warns of 'significant impact' on services during support staff strike

A strike by 10,000 healthcare workers is set to take place on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Truck driver awarded €22k after being dismissed as a result of an oil spillage Compensation

Truck driver awarded €22k after being dismissed as a result of an oil spillage

The case was brought before the workplace relations commission.

From TheJournal.ie HIV positive woman to receive €10,000 in compensation after dentist stops treating her mid-procedure Discrimination Claim

HIV positive woman to receive €10,000 in compensation after dentist stops treating her mid-procedure

The dentist agreed to provide a written apology to the woman.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin employee receives €7,000 after homophobic graffiti was posted in his workplace Offensive And Deplorable

Dublin employee receives €7,000 after homophobic graffiti was posted in his workplace

The Workplace Relations Commission found that the employer “had not taken the reasonably practicable steps to prevent harassment”.

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 Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission Explainer

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

From TheJournal.ie Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy Unfair Dismissal

Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Deli worker awarded €11.8k after claiming her manager sexually harassed her WRC

Deli worker awarded €11.8k after claiming her manager sexually harassed her

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k Discrimination

Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k

The woman said she was given notice to quit the property two days after informing the landlord she applied for rent supplement.

From TheJournal.ie Worker should receive €23.1k after having hours 'unilaterally and significantly' reduced WRC

Worker should receive €23.1k after having hours 'unilaterally and significantly' reduced

The worker brought her case to the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Mandate expects up to €70k 'winnings' from Paddy Power in denial of rest break cases Workplace Relations Commission

Mandate expects up to €70k 'winnings' from Paddy Power in denial of rest break cases

The union has lodged 78 seperate cases against the betting company.

From TheJournal.ie Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker WRC

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker

The woman’s P45 was left on her desk while she was on sick leave.

From TheJournal.ie Sacked nursing home care worker 'found asleep on the job' was not unfairly dismissed - WRC Case Closed

Sacked nursing home care worker 'found asleep on the job' was not unfairly dismissed - WRC

The worker was found to move chairs out of the view of CCTV cameras.

From TheJournal.ie Dental worker who discovered hidden camera pointed at her desk awarded €5,000 Compensation

Dental worker who discovered hidden camera pointed at her desk awarded €5,000

In the case before the WRC, the employee said she was left with no choice but to leave her job after the discovery.

From TheJournal.ie Print company ordered to pay gay man €2.5k over refusal to print civil partnership invites Civil Partnership

Print company ordered to pay gay man €2.5k over refusal to print civil partnership invites

This follows a landmark ruling by the Workplace Relations Commission.

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