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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 Care home worker loses unfair dismissal claim after she called service user 'a little s**t' Unfair Dismissal

Care home worker loses unfair dismissal claim after she called service user 'a little s**t'

The WRC dismissed the woman’s claim after finding that her claim was not well-founded.

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 Guinness Storehouse ordered to pay woman €2,000 after questioning suitability for 'young' workplace WRC

Guinness Storehouse ordered to pay woman €2,000 after questioning suitability for 'young' workplace

The Workplace Relations Commission ruled that the question discriminated against her on the grounds of age.

From TheJournal.ie Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action Unfair Dismissal

Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action

The patient’s grand-daughter alleged that on 26 April 2018 the care-worker had verbally threatened her grandmother.

From TheJournal.ie Health worker loses career after allowing vulnerable teen go to toilet unaccompanied at Dart station Unfair Dismissal

Health worker loses career after allowing vulnerable teen go to toilet unaccompanied at Dart station

The WRC has ordered the man’s former employer to pay him €20,000 for his unfair dismissal.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Woman on rent supplement 'placed under severe financial pressure' in eviction row awarded €5k Rent Dispute

Woman on rent supplement 'placed under severe financial pressure' in eviction row awarded €5k

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant woman who was dismissed after being asked if she had 'too much Supermac's' awarded €14,000 Bar Manager

Pregnant woman who was dismissed after being asked if she had 'too much Supermac's' awarded €14,000

The hotel which employed the woman was ordered to pay her compensation by the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco worker fired after removing bottle of wine worth less than €20 from store Labour Court

Tesco worker fired after removing bottle of wine worth less than €20 from store

Although the retail worker successfully sued the supermarket, the Labour Court found she contributed to her dismissal.

From TheJournal.ie Security man fired after failing to bring lost flight attendant through US pre-clearance at Dublin Airport WRC

Security man fired after failing to bring lost flight attendant through US pre-clearance at Dublin Airport

The worker stated that the sanction imposed “was too severe”.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco worker 'sent home because of his beard' awarded €2.5k following Labour Court hearing Workplace

Tesco worker 'sent home because of his beard' awarded €2.5k following Labour Court hearing

The man maintained he always kept his beard neat and tidy, and he should not have been suspended.

From TheJournal.ie Fast food worker awarded €2k after boss 'walked around shop with raw sausage hanging from trousers' Compensation

Fast food worker awarded €2k after boss 'walked around shop with raw sausage hanging from trousers'

Although successful in her claim of sexual harassment, the WRC found the woman wasn’t discriminated against.

From TheJournal.ie Turkish speaking 'content reviewer' sacked for calling Kurdish colleague a 'terrorist' Recruitment Firm

Turkish speaking 'content reviewer' sacked for calling Kurdish colleague a 'terrorist'

The woman was dismissed, and unsuccessfully sued for unfair dismissal at the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Addiction centre worker who kicked service user in 'self defence' loses unfair dismissal case WRC

Addiction centre worker who kicked service user in 'self defence' loses unfair dismissal case

Based on the CCTV footage alone the WRC adjudicator found that the complainant was not unfairly dismissed.

From TheJournal.ie Landlord to pay mother €7k after landlord refused to accept rent supplement money Hap Scheme

Landlord to pay mother €7k after landlord refused to accept rent supplement money

The WRC’s Valerie Murtagh has found that the landlord discriminated against the woman.

From TheJournal.ie Woman awarded €2k in discrimination case after shop worker told her 'you are only a lesbian' WRC

Woman awarded €2k in discrimination case after shop worker told her 'you are only a lesbian'

The woman claimed the employee also asked her to come outside to fight.

From TheJournal.ie 'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case WRC

'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case

The woman criticised the firm’s attitude towards her mental health, as she had postnatal depression after her child was born.

From TheJournal.ie Hold-ups at Ireland's workplace watchdog are causing business headaches Work

Hold-ups at Ireland's workplace watchdog are causing business headaches

Postponements, absent parties and late submissions are creating logjams.

From TheJournal.ie University ordered to pay €35k after ruling finds lecturer (55) discriminated against due to age WRC

University ordered to pay €35k after ruling finds lecturer (55) discriminated against due to age

The academic claimed that a less qualified female colleague 15 years younger than her was chosen for the post.

From TheJournal.ie Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k Housing Assistance Payment

Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k

The complainant, a long-term tenant of the landlord, brought the case after claiming she has been discriminated against by him over his refusal to accept the scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Hotel worker who claimed manager told him that he had his 'head up his a**e' awarded €1,700 WRC

Hotel worker who claimed manager told him that he had his 'head up his a**e' awarded €1,700

The dispute arose after the worker went home from his job early one evening in December 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Fast food worker claimed supervisor said she reminded him of Benburb Street and had an 'arse like the back of a truck' Harassment Case

Fast food worker claimed supervisor said she reminded him of Benburb Street and had an 'arse like the back of a truck'

The WRC found against the woman in the case however, because the company followed its policies in the matter.

From TheJournal.ie Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case WRC

Man who hit emergency stop button on machine, costing company €93,000, loses unfair dismissal case

During an investigation, the man told his employer that he did not know that the emergency stop button was only to be used in actual emergencies.

From TheJournal.ie Florist driver awarded €20,000 for dismissal after 'impossible' requests and hours Immense Pressure

Florist driver awarded €20,000 for dismissal after 'impossible' requests and hours

The WRC said that there was “no doubt that the driver was under immense pressure to get through his deliveries each day”.

From TheJournal.ie Gym worker who yawned and 'rolled on floor' in front of members awarded €1,420 for unfair dismissal WRC

Gym worker who yawned and 'rolled on floor' in front of members awarded €1,420 for unfair dismissal

The case was taken after the complainant alleged that he was bullied and undermined by his manager before he was sacked.

From TheJournal.ie Woman loses WRC challenge as it's found golf club entitled to run gender-specific 'open' competitions WRC

Woman loses WRC challenge as it's found golf club entitled to run gender-specific 'open' competitions

The club changed its policy after the woman complained, and offered her a free meal by way of apology.

From TheJournal.ie Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race' Compensation

Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race'

The man said he was seen as suspicious “because of the colour of his skin and his beard”.

From TheJournal.ie Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000 WRC

Landlord who refused rent allowance payment from family ordered to pay €14,000

The landlord has 42 days in which to make the €14,000 payment to the couple.

From TheJournal.ie Company ordered to pay man €8,000 over his payslips never matching what he was actually paid Got Paid

Company ordered to pay man €8,000 over his payslips never matching what he was actually paid

On at least two occasions the man received no wages whatsoever.

From TheJournal.ie Woman, sacked for refusing to allow customer return Christmas lights, awarded €21,000 Fairy Tale

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

The woman had also threatened to call the gardaí on the customer, who had no receipt for their purchase.

From TheJournal.ie Man awarded €3,000 for being unfairly sacked after Garda vetting showing he had an assault conviction To Be Forgotten

Man awarded €3,000 for being unfairly sacked after Garda vetting showing he had an assault conviction

The man lasted less than one month with his employer, a care home, after his vetting form showed he had multiple convictions.

From TheJournal.ie Warehouse worker on €37k fired for drinking a €2 soft drink and putting it back Workplace Relations Commission

Warehouse worker on €37k fired for drinking a €2 soft drink and putting it back

The Workplace Relations Commission said that it was a case of “gross misconduct, irrespective of the monetary value”.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin restaurant told to pay manager €10k for firing him over fears he was setting up a rival eatery Cutthroat Business

Dublin restaurant told to pay manager €10k for firing him over fears he was setting up a rival eatery

The dismissal was deemed “unfair” and “premature” by the WRC.

From TheJournal.ie Mechanic awarded €11.5k after being sacked for failing to turn up to work on time Unfair Dismissal

Mechanic awarded €11.5k after being sacked for failing to turn up to work on time

The man in question had been employed as a mechanic at a garage from 1 July 2003 to 18 March 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Woman bullied and accused of doing 'crap job of running' property company awarded €12,500 Dispute

Woman bullied and accused of doing 'crap job of running' property company awarded €12,500

The WRC heard how the woman was harassed by the company’s clients following the economic downturn.

From TheJournal.ie Ministerial driver sacked over expense claims has unfair dismissal case rejected by WRC WRC

Ministerial driver sacked over expense claims has unfair dismissal case rejected by WRC

The case was brought when the driver had his contract terminated after providing insufficient proof for his expenses.

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