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# wrc - Thursday 24 May, 2018

From The42 Citroen axes Northern Ireland driver for 'excessively high number of crashes' Safety First

Citroen axes Northern Ireland driver for 'excessively high number of crashes'

Kris Meeke and his Irish co-driver Paul Nagle will not be participating for the rest of the 2018 WRC.

Aer Lingus faces the industrial relations watchdog over its lost-property outsourcing

Trade unionists objected to the IAG-owned carrier’s decision to enlist a third party for the service.

# wrc - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Restaurateur fined but avoids jail after obstructing inspection of his employment records

A garda explained to him that the inspector was doing his job but Xu said he did not care.

# wrc - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Man gets €20,000 in compensation after becoming depressed on late shifts

A change to day shifts was supported by the man’s GP and by an occupational health physician.

# wrc - Monday 7 May, 2018

'All the sex you can handle... what more do you want': Woman wins €37k in sexual harassment case WRC

'All the sex you can handle... what more do you want': Woman wins €37k in sexual harassment case

The woman had also claimed constructive dismissal against her former employer.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - Sunday 29 April, 2018

'Thinking you're being funny doesn't excuse it' - Asian man awarded €7,000 after racist graffiti appeared on wall at work

The man also claimed that a colleague had spoken to him in a racist ‘Chinese-style’ fashion.

# wrc - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Man who had sex with his manager loses claim over his contract not being renewed

After the intimate encounter, the man claimed to be ‘wracked with guilt’ as he had a girlfriend at the time.

# wrc - Friday 27 April, 2018

Traveller woman who sustained fractured wrist loses discrimination case against fast food outlet

The woman claims she overheard a member of staff say to another, ‘Don’t worry about her, she is just an itinerant’.

# wrc - Monday 23 April, 2018

Former priest loses harassment case against shop after claiming he was called a 'paedophile' WRC

Former priest loses harassment case against shop after claiming he was called a 'paedophile'

The man’s claims were dismissed, with the adjudication officer saying they were “greatly lacking in specificity”.

UCD ordered to pay academic €30,000 after commission finds it denied her a job because of her age

The Workplace Relations Commission also ordered the university to promote Dr Anne Cleary (64) to the role of senior lecturer, having passed her over for the job in 2015.

# wrc - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Woman who was unfairly dismissed after suffering miscarriage awarded €17k

The company argued that it had not unfairly dismissed the woman as it was unaware at the time of dismissal of her pregnancy.

# wrc - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

FAI official who refereed matches around the country while on sick leave has unfair dismissal claim refused

The man later said he had taken six weeks’ sick leave in order to be with his wife and daughter who were suffering from severe depression.

# wrc - Thursday 12 April, 2018

'We don’t want any old people working here': Man awarded €6,000 over employer's remarks WRC

'We don’t want any old people working here': Man awarded €6,000 over employer's remarks

The case was brought to the Workplace Relations Commission.

Pub manager who believed employer had sway over gardaí awarded €25,500 for constructive dismissal

The man had his salary immediately docked by €10,000 after pointing out accounting irregularities on the part of his employer.

# wrc - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Worker wins right to bonus which was revoked after she drove through a car park barrier to collect children

The woman received an eight-month written warning as a result of her actions.

# wrc - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Delivery driver whose kegs were stolen after he got a bike from a skip awarded €5k over his dismissal

The WRC adjudicated that his firing was “not within the band of reasonableness required of an employer”.

# wrc - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Cuisine de France maker overturns payout for worker accused of showing up drunk

Swiss-Irish firm Aryzta had previously been ordered to pay €12,500 to the ex-employee.

# wrc - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Hotel security guard sacked after showing guest her own 'sex tape' awarded €6,000 for unfair dismissal

The Labour Court has found that the decision by CityWest to dismiss Nicholas Reddin was unfair.

Woman awarded €11k after claiming employer asked to change her name to 'something more Irish' WRC

Woman awarded €11k after claiming employer asked to change her name to 'something more Irish'

The worker claims that she was subjected to harassment, discrimination and victimisation during her employment.

# wrc - Monday 26 March, 2018

Company ordered to pay €46k to receptionist who was sexually harassed by her boss

The WRC found that the woman was subject to “a vile act of sexual innuendo” in a live web chat at the company.

# wrc - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'I was devastated': Former reporter on RTÉ ending her freelance contract on age grounds

RTÉ has been ordered by the Workplace Relations Commission to pay Valerie Cox €50,000.

# wrc - Monday 12 February, 2018

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse WRC

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse

“Termination was the only option,” said Workplace Relations Commissioner adjudication officer Penelope McGrath.

# wrc - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Some foreign nationals in Ireland work in 'conditions that are close to slavery'

The head of the Workplace Relations Commission spoke to Newstalk about strikes, the ‘gig economy’ and a Supreme Court ruling.

# wrc - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Radio Nova ordered to pay €30,000 to presenter who was unfairly fired

The presenter said her show was cut with no warning.

# wrc - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Worker who 'faked' injury loses unfair dismissal case after private investigator spots him carrying child

The worker told his bosses that he felt a sudden and sharp pain to his back.

# wrc - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Hotel worker told her pregnancy was 'a problem' awarded €15,000 in compensation WRC

Hotel worker told her pregnancy was 'a problem' awarded €15,000 in compensation

Two months after informing her boss that she was pregnant, she was transferred from her cafe work to setting up tables at the weddings venue.

# wrc - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k

The man’s spouse was stuck in a hostile situation with young men carrying weapons.

# wrc - 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”.

# wrc - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Dublin City Council ordered to pay €25k to breast cancer survivor who wasn't allowed work from home

The woman’s medical adviser stated that a working home arrangement would serve to alleviate the symptoms of fatigue.

# wrc - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU

Discussions have been taking place between management and unions over pay, rosters, and drivers’ productivity.

# wrc - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Leo: Halligan was 'absolutely wrong' - but question 'not a hanging offence'

“I don’t think it merits ending Minister Halligan’s career.”

# wrc - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'I didn't realise it was inappropriate': Woman receives €7k after Halligan asked if she was married in job interview

The woman said she felt “exposed” by being asked the question in such a situation.

# wrc - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Lack of public support for Irish Rail workers as unions say Christmas strike 'possible'

They’re also not happy with Transport Minister Shane Ross’ lack of intervention in the dispute.

# wrc - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Receptionist at child services company fired for visiting hardcore porn sites

The woman denied accessing the sites and had sued the child services company for unfair dismissal.

# wrc - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case

Mark Savage claimed he was told to remove the line from his CV.

# wrc - Friday 25 August, 2017

Bouncer who was told all Romanians 'are thieves and liars' wins €20k in discrimination case

It was ruled that the company did not address racial abuse directed towards an employee.

# wrc - Thursday 24 August, 2017

School teacher and caretaker scuffle over Virgin Mary statue

A teacher’s attempt to remove a statue of the Virgin Mary at a school has sparked an altercation with a caretaker.

# wrc - Monday 21 August, 2017

Book-keeper 'retired' by her employer after reaching 66 wins age discrimination case

The woman rejected the offer of re-engagement on the basis of a two-year contract.

Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord

They were awarded compensation ranging from €13,300 to €15,000.

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