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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 Property website Daft.ie ordered to block discriminatory adverts after WRC ruling WRC

Property website Daft.ie ordered to block discriminatory adverts after WRC ruling

The decision follows a case taken by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).

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 Retailer ordered to pay €15k to worker who had her left breast 'patted' by boss at staff meeting WRC

Retailer ordered to pay €15k to worker who had her left breast 'patted' by boss at staff meeting

The fashion retailer suspended the manager and he immediately resigned his position.

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 Revenue worker who was fired after being caught 'red handed' selling contraband cigarettes loses appeal against dismissal Revenue

Revenue worker who was fired after being caught 'red handed' selling contraband cigarettes loses appeal against dismissal

The details of the case are disclosed in a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ruling.

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 Pregnant woman who felt isolated and humiliated by male boss awarded €16,500 Unfair Dismissal

Pregnant woman who felt isolated and humiliated by male boss awarded €16,500

The woman worked at the accountancy firm from 2006 to 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity College 'unfairly dismissed' lecturer at centre of controversial Prime Time FGM comments WRC

Trinity College 'unfairly dismissed' lecturer at centre of controversial Prime Time FGM comments

Dr Ali Selim is one of the leading figures in the Irish Muslim community.

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 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.

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