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#Workplace Relations Commission

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 2 March, 2019

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Mandate expects up to €70k 'winnings' from Paddy Power in denial of rest break cases

The union has lodged 78 seperate cases against the betting company.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 15 February, 2019

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.

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 8 February, 2019

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Man accused of 'stealing' from employer for taking sick leave over back injury awarded €10,000

The fresh produce employee took a case against his former employer to the Labour Court this week.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

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

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 7 January, 2019

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

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”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Non-Irish national who said he was only one in the job not given paid holidays awarded €9.9k

The Eastern European man said he was treated like a “dogsbody” at the company he worked for.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 28 December, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 20 December, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 16 December, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 9 December, 2018

PSC staff losing battle to stay on as department confirms contracts to be 'phased out' in 2019 Exclusive

A number of workers have been unsuccessful in cases at the Workplace Relations Commission arguing their right to a permanent contract.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Deli worker who told bosses they'd stocked 'cake infested with worms' loses WRC claim

The WRC found that the man had not been punished by the supermarket for raising health and safety concerns.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 22 November, 2018

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

Postponements, absent parties and late submissions are creating logjams.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 9 November, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 4 November, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Worker accused of complaining about UK bosses in 'strong nationalist undertones' fails in unfair dismissal case

His company said the email sent to the CEO in America had “intimidating content”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 25 October, 2018

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”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Sacked French woman awarded €10k for discrimination on the grounds of nationality

The woman was accused of making “over familiar” comments to other staff.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 20 October, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 6 October, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

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”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Ferry worker who lost 'sense of pride' after 40 years in industry awarded €80k in discrimination case

Awarding any less than €80,000 “would not operate as an adequate deterrent”, an adjudicator ruled.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 21 September, 2018

Worker who posted derogatory Facebook memes about 'bosses' awarded €7,700

The woman alleged the managing director of the company had kicked her chair and shouted at her, which started the furore.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 15 September, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 14 September, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 13 September, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

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”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 9 September, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 8 September, 2018

University lecturer who claimed she was denied full time role over marital status awarded €9.5k

While it was ruled she was “victimised”, the woman wasn’t discriminated against, the WRC said.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 6 September, 2018

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.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 3 September, 2018

Luas driver sacked for moonlighting in his wife's taxi

The driver says he was “maliciously” reported to Transdev.

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