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#Unfair Dismissal

# unfair-dismissal - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000

The woman had been working at the company for a little over a month.

# unfair-dismissal - Saturday 11 August, 2018

# unfair-dismissal - Friday 10 August, 2018

# unfair-dismissal - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

NCT firm right to fire test centre worker who allegedly told customer 'f**k off', WRC rules WRC

NCT firm right to fire test centre worker who allegedly told customer 'f**k off', WRC rules

The WRC found that the man’s unfair dismissal complaint against his formal employer “is not well founded”.

# unfair-dismissal - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Boss who told woman being sick was 'no problem' and fired her a week later ordered to pay her €10,000

The company in question did not appear at the Labour Court hearing regarding the woman’s complaint.

# unfair-dismissal - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Childcare worker who had rock thrown at him and was regularly threatened wins €15k compensation

The Workplace Relations Commission said the man had “no alternative but to resign” because of how he was treated.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation

The former technician at the wind farm services company won his unfair dismissal case at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# unfair-dismissal - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

'They wanted me out': Former emergency service controller awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe

The man sought reinstatement but the WRC judged that to be inappropriate given the “breakdown of trust”.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Married store manager admits he offered accommodation to staff members for sex

The Workplace Relations Commission has ordered his employer to pay the man €6,500 after finding that his dismissal was unfair.

# unfair-dismissal - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Worker alleged to have taken 202 days sick leave in five years loses unfair dismissal case

The man disputed the absenteeism records kept by his former employer, and sought to be reinstated.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 26 April, 2018

HR manager at cemetery awarded €47,500 in compensation for unfair dismissal

The man had been employed at the cemetery for just under 20 years prior to his dismissal in late 2016.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Citywest Hotel was ordered to pay a worker accused of making 'lewd comments' to a guest

The former security guard was awarded €6,000 in an unfair dismissal claim.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Tesco has quashed a payout for a worker accused of stealing cash from self-scan tills

CCTV showed the man accessing the note dispensers – but he claimed he was unfairly dismissed.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 5 March, 2018

Former airport search officer awarded over €9k after being sacked for 'supporting medicinal cannabis'

The man claimed he was fired for his political beliefs but failed to get reinstated to his position.

# unfair-dismissal - Friday 5 January, 2018

Airport worker awarded €50,000 after being sacked for refusing to drive uninsured vehicle

The man refused to drive a company vehicle that didn’t have tax, insurance or NCT discs.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 1 January, 2018

Security man who missed a break-in because he was looking at his mobile phone loses job

At the WRC hearing, the man said ‘his mobile phone was like an extension of his arm’.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 4 December, 2017

Art teacher sacked after admitting relationship with mental health patient awarded €5,000

The art teacher told the WRC hearing that the relationship “was a fully consensual, adult relationship”.

# unfair-dismissal - Friday 11 August, 2017

Delivery giant DHL must pay over €70,000 to an accident-prone driver it sacked

The court said his dismissal was “disproportionate and unwarranted”.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Woman awarded €4k in unfair dismissal case after taking 'old and smelly basket' from work

She said she took the basket from a rubbish dump at work without permission and brought it home to hold flowers.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 26 June, 2017

Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed

The therapist was awarded €3,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# unfair-dismissal - Friday 16 June, 2017

Office manager wrongly portrayed as 'employee from hell' awarded €160,000

It’s one of the highest amounts ever awarded by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# unfair-dismissal - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Care worker who locked out woman with intellectual disability awarded €15,000 for unfair dismissal

The care worker described the incident as “a bit of fun and banter”.

# unfair-dismissal - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Worker gets €10k after being told to 'wing it' on a steeple with no harness

The employee saw his job being advertised after he hurt his back at work.

# unfair-dismissal - Friday 19 May, 2017

Hotel security guard sacked for showing guest CCTV footage of her engaging in sexual act

The man unsuccessfully sued for unfair dismissal.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 27 February, 2017

Man loses €24,000 unfair dismissal case over last-minute 'blatant lie'

“If Mr Doyle is prepared to perjure himself for a matter of small importance, I have to disregard all of his evidence,” the judge said.

# unfair-dismissal - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Dunnes Stores worker dismissed for telling colleague to slow down

The woman was awarded €9,000 after a tribunal found she had been unfairly dismissed from the job.

# unfair-dismissal - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Mechanic who left job after employer implied he was a thief awarded €22k

An Employment Appeals Tribunal said it was reasonable for him to quit his job given the circumstances.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 18 April, 2016

Dublin hotel manager told to 'return to Africa' after contracting TB

Some staff at the hotel resented being compulsorily tested for the disease after the man’s diagnosis, an employment hearing was told.

# unfair-dismissal - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Former security guard gets €12,000 compensation over post-pregnancy roster changes

Laura O’Connor resigned her position with G4S Secure Solutions in August 2013.

# unfair-dismissal - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Donegal radio presenter awarded €26,000 for constructive dismissal

The Employment Appeals Tribunal ruled that Steven Lynch was justified in resigning his position at Highland Radio.

# unfair-dismissal - Monday 5 October, 2015

Legal firm made to pay €80,000 to former employee after losing challenge

The Employment Appeals Tribunal had previously ruled that Margaret MacEvilly had been unfairly dismissed.

# unfair-dismissal - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Dunnes worker sacked after being caught in garda sting selling wine to teen

The woman was awarded €16,000 after the Employment Appeals Tribunal found she had been unfairly dismissed.

# unfair-dismissal - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Lifeguard awarded €27,500 after being sacked for walking out of aqua aerobics class

Confusion about lifeguard to swimmer ratio led to the dismissal.

# unfair-dismissal - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Tesco worker with injured back fails in unfair dismissal case

The supermarket maintained the employee failed to reach the minimum productivity levels the company sets.

# unfair-dismissal - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Man dismissed after an altercation with his old boss awarded €7,500 compensation

The man was suspended after the incident in a car park.

# unfair-dismissal - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Woman sacked after child played in créche toilet bowl gets €15k

The tribunal ruled that too much blame was attributed to the créche worker over the incident.

# unfair-dismissal - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Opinion: Government ideas for whistleblower laws are too weak to ever be used

It’s hard to see how anything in the proposed whistleblower Bill will provide real incentive for people to come forward with information about wrongdoing.

# unfair-dismissal - Thursday 3 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: McKillen judgment due today; the secret star wars between the US and China; and why there’s no more red for Chris’s ladies.

# unfair-dismissal - Tuesday 21 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Met Eireann says we should prepare for a white Christmas, while AA warns of 5 hour commutes; the Sun finds heroin in RTE and a cure for the common cough.

# unfair-dismissal - Tuesday 17 August, 2010

A FORMER Dublin hotel manager has been awarded €100,000 in compensation for victimisation and gender discrimination at the Equality Tribunal.

The tribunal found that Denise Bratt, who worked at the Comfort Inn on Parnell Square in Dublin, between 2003 and 2007 was denied access to promotion, forced to take redundancy and was also under pressure to waive her right to take legal action.

Her employer had planned to open a new hotel nearby and Batt had been told she was a preferred candidate to run the hotel. However, when she returned from maternity leave her employer gave her a lesser role telling her she should “be relieved” as there would not be as much pressure on her. A colleague had been appointed as manager of the new  hotel, a job that Batt has not have the opportunity to interview for.

In July 2007, Batt told her employer she was pregnant. When the hotel changed owners in August, her new employers told her they would make her redundant. Batt was later hospitalised following the meeting due to blood pressure, her doctors also feared at the time that Batt may miscarry.

Two days later, Batt was released and allowed home, a supervisor called to her door and asked her to sign a legal waiver in exchange for redundancy. Batt refused and was sent redundancy papers the following day.

The tribunal found against Batt’s employers citing victimisation and gender discrimination.