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#Workplace Relations Commission

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 9 July, 2022

Mr Price ordered to pay €20,000 for discriminating against worker sacked on maternity
# Mr Price
# Mr Price

Mr Price ordered to pay €20,000 for discriminating against worker sacked on maternity

Jul 9th 2022, 2:00 PM 47,258 Views 0 Comments

Elena Balan told the WRC that she had been “frozen” in shock after learning that she had been fired.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Sexual harassment case by Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh against RTÉ postponed until September
# WRC
# WRC

Sexual harassment case by Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh against RTÉ postponed until September

Jun 29th 2022, 1:03 PM 41,128 Views 0 Comments

The Nationwide presenter is alleging she was sexually harassed, victimised and isolated at the national broadcaster.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

School ordered to pay €3,300 to 60-year-old teacher over 'energy' question during job interview
# Compensation
# Compensation

School ordered to pay €3,300 to 60-year-old teacher over 'energy' question during job interview

Jun 15th 2022, 7:13 PM 71,671 Views 0 Comments

The teacher lost out in the job competition to an applicant who was 30 years younger.

Customer fails in facemask discrimination case against €1 million lotto shop
# Facemasks
# Facemasks

Customer fails in facemask discrimination case against €1 million lotto shop

Jun 15th 2022, 2:50 PM 30,794 Views 0 Comments

When asked by the shop owner whether or not he would wear a mask in the shop, Paul Kinsella refused.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Public service pay talks are now officially underway
# Rising Inflation
# Rising Inflation

Public service pay talks are now officially underway

Jun 9th 2022, 3:17 PM 19,187 Views 19 Comments

The talks will be facilitated by the Workplace Relations Commission from next week.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Medical scientists to suspend strike action next week and will return to WRC for talks
# Labour Court
# Labour Court

Medical scientists to suspend strike action next week and will return to WRC for talks

May 25th 2022, 10:23 PM 5,323 Views 3 Comments

The three days of strike action planned for next week have all been suspended, say the MLSA.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Hotel ordered to pay €5,000 for discriminating against bride-to-be from Traveller Community
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Hotel ordered to pay €5,000 for discriminating against bride-to-be from Traveller Community

May 21st 2022, 3:19 PM 67,456 Views 0 Comments

The woman did not receive a response until a complaint was made under the Equal Status Act.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Store assistant harassed in workplace but employer not found liable, WRC rules
# Workplace
# Workplace

Store assistant harassed in workplace but employer not found liable, WRC rules

May 5th 2022, 2:53 PM 23,874 Views 0 Comments

The employee was sexually harassed by a manager in the supermarket where she worked.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 21 March, 2022

Couple ordered to pay 18-year-old Spanish au pair €9,100 over sexual harassment
# WRC
# WRC

Couple ordered to pay 18-year-old Spanish au pair €9,100 over sexual harassment

Mar 21st 2022, 7:23 PM 56,588 Views 0 Comments

The au pair said that the man’s actions left her “feeling unsafe, fearful, intimidated, degraded, humiliated and her dignity violated”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Mushroom farm ordered to pay €15,000 to former worker for breaching minimum wage law
# WRC
# WRC

Mushroom farm ordered to pay €15,000 to former worker for breaching minimum wage law

Mar 10th 2022, 4:04 PM 31,820 Views 0 Comments

Ana Lacramioara Manciu alleged that Stablefield Ltd falsified her working hours to reflect a much shorter working day.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Dublin's Gresham Hotel ordered to pay out €500 to 'humiliated' man over Covid mask incident
# WRC
# WRC

Dublin's Gresham Hotel ordered to pay out €500 to 'humiliated' man over Covid mask incident

Mar 8th 2022, 1:25 PM 34,436 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Cork hotel ordered to pay €22,000 to homeless Traveller family in discrimination case
# WRC
# WRC

Cork hotel ordered to pay €22,000 to homeless Traveller family in discrimination case

Mar 2nd 2022, 3:42 PM 30,587 Views 0 Comments

The hotel has been ordered to pay out €38,000 to members of the Travelling community since the start of last month.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 28 February, 2022

Former Fine Gael party secretary to take claim over being forced to retire at 65
# WRC
# WRC

Former Fine Gael party secretary to take claim over being forced to retire at 65

Feb 28th 2022, 7:15 PM 30,534 Views 0 Comments

The party will face the Workplace Relations Commission on Thursday morning.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Firm to pay €40k to man dismissed for sending 'inappropriate' Family Guy message to colleague
# WRC
# WRC

Firm to pay €40k to man dismissed for sending 'inappropriate' Family Guy message to colleague

Jan 23rd 2022, 2:55 PM 82,707 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission found that Regeneron unfairly dismissed Robert Libera for gross misconduct.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 13 December, 2021

Organic farm ordered to pay €8,000 in compensation after telling HIV-positive man to leave farm
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Organic farm ordered to pay €8,000 in compensation after telling HIV-positive man to leave farm

Dec 13th 2021, 7:45 AM 63,012 Views 0 Comments

The man alleged that after being told that he could no longer work at the organic farm, two requests to have a shower were refused.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 19 November, 2021

Sacristan unfairly dismissed after pandemic affected local Church finances
# WRC
# WRC

Sacristan unfairly dismissed after pandemic affected local Church finances

Nov 19th 2021, 5:19 PM 30,238 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission upheld his claim.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Talks to resume next month on transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water
# Water Workers
# Water Workers

Talks to resume next month on transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water

Sep 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 16,136 Views 27 Comments

Discussions took place during the summer and they are set to resume again in mid-October.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 13 August, 2021

Sport firm dismisses credit controller after Covid childcare issue in remote working row
# Compensation
# Compensation

Sport firm dismisses credit controller after Covid childcare issue in remote working row

Aug 13th 2021, 4:50 PM 35,593 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission has recommended that the firm pay her €10,000 in compensation.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 31 May, 2021

DCU told to pay €27,500 for victimising former employee who made sexual harassment complaint
# Compensation
# Compensation

DCU told to pay €27,500 for victimising former employee who made sexual harassment complaint

May 31st 2021, 10:21 PM 30,673 Views 0 Comments

Rene O’Reilly told the hearing that her “reputation was ruined because of the dismissal and she was out of work for a year and lost her home”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Creche which featured in Prime Time exposé appeals order to pay €12,800 to whistleblower
# Hyde And Seek
# Hyde And Seek

Creche which featured in Prime Time exposé appeals order to pay €12,800 to whistleblower

May 19th 2021, 8:07 PM 21,139 Views 0 Comments

The owners claim they never received a protected disclosure.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Firm ordered to pay €10,000 to worker made redundant during first Covid-19 lockdown
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Firm ordered to pay €10,000 to worker made redundant during first Covid-19 lockdown

Mar 25th 2021, 3:53 PM 43,261 Views 0 Comments

The case was recently heard at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Unfair dismissal claim fails after Luas operator fired inspector who knelt on passenger's legs for 10 minutes
# Transdev
# Transdev

Unfair dismissal claim fails after Luas operator fired inspector who knelt on passenger's legs for 10 minutes

Mar 16th 2021, 3:06 PM 55,132 Views 22 Comments

The incident took place at the Bluebell Luas stop in September 2019.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 19 February, 2021

Department of Foreign Affairs dismisses worker for issuing fraudulent passports after five-year paid suspension
# Passports
# Passports

Department of Foreign Affairs dismisses worker for issuing fraudulent passports after five-year paid suspension

Feb 19th 2021, 3:06 PM 52,281 Views 0 Comments

The worker was eventually dismissed in December 2019 after the suspension.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Employer ordered to pay worker €3,712 after rejecting Covid-19 remote working proposal
# WRC
# WRC

Employer ordered to pay worker €3,712 after rejecting Covid-19 remote working proposal

Jan 26th 2021, 1:43 PM 41,168 Views 0 Comments

The case was heard before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Dublin Starbucks outlet ordered to pay €12k to customer after employee drew 'slanty' eyes on cup
# WRC
# WRC

Dublin Starbucks outlet ordered to pay €12k to customer after employee drew 'slanty' eyes on cup

Jan 19th 2021, 1:52 PM 39,017 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for Starbucks said they are “deeply sorry” the incident occured.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 24 December, 2020

WRC finds Dublin school discriminated against Catholic girl by favouring Church of Ireland students
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

WRC finds Dublin school discriminated against Catholic girl by favouring Church of Ireland students

Dec 24th 2020, 3:18 PM 30,453 Views 0 Comments

The school denied discrimination and said there is no non fee-paying Church of Ireland school in the area.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Man loses claim for unfair dismissal after sacking for sexual assault of colleague at Christmas party is upheld
# WRC
# WRC

Man loses claim for unfair dismissal after sacking for sexual assault of colleague at Christmas party is upheld

Nov 19th 2020, 4:45 PM 53,218 Views 0 Comments

The case was recently heard by the Workplace Relations Commission.

Catering firm ordered to pay €3,500 to worker over boss's boxer shorts photo
# WRC
# WRC

Catering firm ordered to pay €3,500 to worker over boss's boxer shorts photo

Nov 19th 2020, 1:37 PM 41,906 Views 0 Comments

The woman resigned from the company after finding the images “quite disgusting and most upsetting”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Union seeks 'urgent' WRC intervention over Bank of Ireland's plan to cut workforce by 1,400
# The Banks
# The Banks

Union seeks 'urgent' WRC intervention over Bank of Ireland's plan to cut workforce by 1,400

Aug 19th 2020, 11:58 AM 13,067 Views 9 Comments

The Financial Services Union has written to the WRC seeking conciliation.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules

Jul 30th 2020, 6:12 PM 31,964 Views 49 Comments

The ruling overturns a previous finding in favour of people living in direct

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Quadriplegic passenger awarded €10,000 after airline stopped him travelling in business class
# Workplace Relations Commission
# Workplace Relations Commission

Quadriplegic passenger awarded €10,000 after airline stopped him travelling in business class

Jul 23rd 2020, 3:03 PM 35,067 Views 0 Comments

The airline said the harness required by the man would be dangerous in business class seats.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 26 June, 2020

'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness
# WRC
# WRC

'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness

Jun 26th 2020, 10:15 AM 28,463 Views 0 Comments

The woman took a discrimination case against her employer, a residential disability service.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Covid-19: Employment law expert warns of deluge of back-to-work disputes after shutdown
# Return To Work
# Return To Work

Covid-19: Employment law expert warns of deluge of back-to-work disputes after shutdown

May 12th 2020, 4:05 PM 41,040 Views 27 Comments

Solicitor Richard Grogan says that workers and employers will have to be flexible.

Trainee hairdresser awarded €5,600 after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy
# Dismissal
# Dismissal

Trainee hairdresser awarded €5,600 after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy

May 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,326 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Major retailer ordered to pay €15,000 to manager unfairly dismissed for hugging staff
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Major retailer ordered to pay €15,000 to manager unfairly dismissed for hugging staff

Feb 19th 2020, 1:20 PM 52,266 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission said the dismissal caused the man reputational damage.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 17 February, 2020

Four people charged under immigration legislation after employees found to be working without permits
# Searches
# Searches

Four people charged under immigration legislation after employees found to be working without permits

Feb 17th 2020, 2:11 PM 82,407 Views 0 Comments

The Garda National Immigration Bureau searched premises in Dublin and Meath in recent weeks.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Gay man described as 'f****t' by colleague awarded €27k over being harassed in workplace
# Harassment
# Harassment

Gay man described as 'f****t' by colleague awarded €27k over being harassed in workplace

Jan 21st 2020, 1:29 PM 44,113 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Pakistani asylum seeker was 'indirectly discriminated' against when refused a learner driving licence
# WRC
# WRC

Pakistani asylum seeker was 'indirectly discriminated' against when refused a learner driving licence

Jan 16th 2020, 2:31 PM 27,347 Views 10 Comments

The agency was ordered to pay the man €2,500, but the man was refused a licence when he applied again.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 3 January, 2020

Civil servant who used a shed as a place to express for breastfeeding at work awarded €3k
# Discrimination Case
# Discrimination Case

Civil servant who used a shed as a place to express for breastfeeding at work awarded €3k

Jan 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 24,490 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought to a conclusion at the Workplace Relations Commission last month.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 30 December, 2019

Workplace Relations Commission complaints rise 44% as typical case length now exceeds 8 months
# WRC
# WRC

Workplace Relations Commission complaints rise 44% as typical case length now exceeds 8 months

Dec 30th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,241 Views 5 Comments

In the first 10 months of the year, the WRC held over 4,000 adjudication hearings.

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