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Talks to resume next month on transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water
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Talks to resume next month on transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water

Wed 6:00 AM 15,426 Views 27 Comments

Discussions took place during the summer and they are set to resume again in mid-October.

Sport firm dismisses credit controller after Covid childcare issue in remote working row
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Sport firm dismisses credit controller after Covid childcare issue in remote working row

Aug 13th 2021, 4:50 PM 35,361 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission has recommended that the firm pay her €10,000 in compensation.

DCU told to pay €27,500 for victimising former employee who made sexual harassment complaint
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DCU told to pay €27,500 for victimising former employee who made sexual harassment complaint

May 31st 2021, 10:21 PM 30,424 Views 0 Comments

Rene O’Reilly told the hearing that her “reputation was ruined because of the dismissal and she was out of work for a year and lost her home”.

Creche which featured in Prime Time exposé appeals order to pay €12,800 to whistleblower
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Creche which featured in Prime Time exposé appeals order to pay €12,800 to whistleblower

May 19th 2021, 8:07 PM 20,939 Views 0 Comments

The owners claim they never received a protected disclosure.

Firm ordered to pay €10,000 to worker made redundant during first Covid-19 lockdown
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Firm ordered to pay €10,000 to worker made redundant during first Covid-19 lockdown

Mar 25th 2021, 3:53 PM 42,591 Views 0 Comments

The case was recently heard at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Unfair dismissal claim fails after Luas operator fired inspector who knelt on passenger's legs for 10 minutes
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Unfair dismissal claim fails after Luas operator fired inspector who knelt on passenger's legs for 10 minutes

Mar 16th 2021, 3:06 PM 55,017 Views 22 Comments

The incident took place at the Bluebell Luas stop in September 2019.

Department of Foreign Affairs dismisses worker for issuing fraudulent passports after five-year paid suspension
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Department of Foreign Affairs dismisses worker for issuing fraudulent passports after five-year paid suspension

Feb 19th 2021, 3:06 PM 51,813 Views 0 Comments

The worker was eventually dismissed in December 2019 after the suspension.

Employer ordered to pay worker €3,712 after rejecting Covid-19 remote working proposal
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Employer ordered to pay worker €3,712 after rejecting Covid-19 remote working proposal

Jan 26th 2021, 1:43 PM 41,014 Views 0 Comments

The case was heard before the Workplace Relations Commission.

Dublin Starbucks outlet ordered to pay €12k to customer after employee drew 'slanty' eyes on cup
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Dublin Starbucks outlet ordered to pay €12k to customer after employee drew 'slanty' eyes on cup

Jan 19th 2021, 1:52 PM 38,922 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for Starbucks said they are “deeply sorry” the incident occured.

WRC finds Dublin school discriminated against Catholic girl by favouring Church of Ireland students
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WRC finds Dublin school discriminated against Catholic girl by favouring Church of Ireland students

Dec 24th 2020, 3:18 PM 30,136 Views 0 Comments

The school denied discrimination and said there is no non fee-paying Church of Ireland school in the area.

Man loses claim for unfair dismissal after sacking for sexual assault of colleague at Christmas party is upheld
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Man loses claim for unfair dismissal after sacking for sexual assault of colleague at Christmas party is upheld

Nov 19th 2020, 4:45 PM 52,730 Views 0 Comments

The case was recently heard by the Workplace Relations Commission.

Catering firm ordered to pay €3,500 to worker over boss's boxer shorts photo
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Catering firm ordered to pay €3,500 to worker over boss's boxer shorts photo

Nov 19th 2020, 1:37 PM 41,822 Views 0 Comments

The woman resigned from the company after finding the images “quite disgusting and most upsetting”.

Union seeks 'urgent' WRC intervention over Bank of Ireland's plan to cut workforce by 1,400
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Union seeks 'urgent' WRC intervention over Bank of Ireland's plan to cut workforce by 1,400

Aug 19th 2020, 11:58 AM 13,042 Views 9 Comments

The Financial Services Union has written to the WRC seeking conciliation.

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules
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Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules

Jul 30th 2020, 6:12 PM 31,884 Views 49 Comments

The ruling overturns a previous finding in favour of people living in direct

Quadriplegic passenger awarded €10,000 after airline stopped him travelling in business class
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Quadriplegic passenger awarded €10,000 after airline stopped him travelling in business class

Jul 23rd 2020, 3:03 PM 35,052 Views 0 Comments

The airline said the harness required by the man would be dangerous in business class seats.

'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness
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'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness

Jun 26th 2020, 10:15 AM 27,717 Views 0 Comments

The woman took a discrimination case against her employer, a residential disability service.

Covid-19: Employment law expert warns of deluge of back-to-work disputes after shutdown
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Covid-19: Employment law expert warns of deluge of back-to-work disputes after shutdown

May 12th 2020, 4:05 PM 41,001 Views 27 Comments

Solicitor Richard Grogan says that workers and employers will have to be flexible.

Trainee hairdresser awarded €5,600 after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy
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Trainee hairdresser awarded €5,600 after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy

May 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,121 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

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

Feb 19th 2020, 1:20 PM 52,154 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 17th 2020, 2:11 PM 82,358 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jan 21st 2020, 1:29 PM 43,893 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

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

Jan 16th 2020, 2:31 PM 27,318 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jan 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 24,400 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Dec 30th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,021 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Dec 23rd 2019, 5:51 PM 31,296 Views 0 Comments

The order was made by the Workplace Relations Commission.

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

Dec 20th 2019, 5:22 PM 42,941 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Dec 19th 2019, 5:59 PM 46,070 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Dec 18th 2019, 6:08 PM 35,660 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Dec 9th 2019, 7:47 PM 50,743 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Nov 25th 2019, 4:00 PM 34,848 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Oct 24th 2019, 12:43 PM 557 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 5:17 PM 25,014 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Oct 9th 2019, 5:17 PM 34,111 Views 0 Comments

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.

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

Oct 7th 2019, 4:30 PM 71,923 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Oct 2nd 2019, 8:05 PM 29,887 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Sep 24th 2019, 9:07 PM 44,159 Views 0 Comments

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

State of Kuwait to appeal Labour Court ruling quashing its immunity from Irish employment law
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# Unfair Dismissals Act

State of Kuwait to appeal Labour Court ruling quashing its immunity from Irish employment law

Aug 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 15,073 Views 0 Comments

A ruling last month found that an employee of the State of Kuwait could take a case under Irish law.

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

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

Aug 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 59,773 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 9th 2019, 5:57 PM 132,111 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 10th 2019, 3:37 PM 28,544 Views 0 Comments

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

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