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#Unfair Dismissal

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

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

Mar 5th 2018, 6:15 AM 65,105 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 5th 2018, 3:31 PM 91,155 Views 78 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 1st 2018, 2:20 PM 40,900 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 4th 2017, 3:00 PM 28,471 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 35,800 Views 43 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 29th 2017, 7:46 PM 32,005 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 26th 2017, 6:29 PM 36,174 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 16th 2017, 1:01 PM 37,046 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 14th 2017, 4:31 PM 20,381 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 4th 2017, 6:45 AM 23,638 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

May 19th 2017, 5:44 PM 43,985 Views 0 Comments

The man unsuccessfully sued for unfair dismissal.

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

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

Feb 27th 2017, 4:02 PM 48,344 Views 1 Comment

“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.

Dunnes Stores worker dismissed for telling colleague to slow down
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Dunnes Stores worker dismissed for telling colleague to slow down

Dec 24th 2016, 6:10 AM 37,026 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 24th 2016, 6:03 AM 31,303 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 18th 2016, 6:05 AM 40,217 Views 77 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 27th 2016, 7:30 AM 23,857 Views 39 Comments

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

Donegal radio presenter awarded €26,000 for constructive dismissal
# Highland Radio
# Highland Radio

Donegal radio presenter awarded €26,000 for constructive dismissal

Nov 14th 2015, 6:00 AM 15,530 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 5th 2015, 5:00 PM 40,772 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 25th 2015, 10:21 PM 65,338 Views 115 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 4th 2015, 6:05 AM 46,692 Views 24 Comments

Confusion about lifeguard to swimmer ratio led to the dismissal.

Tesco worker with injured back fails in unfair dismissal case
# Employment Tribunal
# Employment Tribunal

Tesco worker with injured back fails in unfair dismissal case

Jun 21st 2015, 7:45 AM 26,236 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 13th 2015, 9:30 AM 18,746 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 23rd 2014, 12:40 PM 30,365 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 24th 2014, 7:30 PM 108 Views 21 Comments

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.

Discriminated woman awarded €100,000
# Equality
# Equality

Discriminated woman awarded €100,000

Aug 17th 2010, 11:49 AM 924 Views 0 Comments

The Equality Tribunal rules in favour of former hotel manager Denise Batt