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#Workplace Relations Commission

# 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 41,596 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 54,840 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 51,648 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 40,739 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 38,815 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 29,909 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 52,391 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 41,761 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 13,013 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 31,807 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 35,035 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 27,393 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 40,742 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 21,990 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 52,099 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 82,326 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 43,756 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 27,286 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 24,350 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 8,804 Views 5 Comments

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

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 23 December, 2019

HSE to pay €30,000 to nurses over 'stress caused' by delay in publishing report into bullying claims
# Compensation
# Compensation

HSE to pay €30,000 to nurses over 'stress caused' by delay in publishing report into bullying claims

Dec 23rd 2019, 5:51 PM 31,140 Views 0 Comments

The order was made by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 20 December, 2019

Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages
# WRC
# WRC

Senior executive awarded €7k after being sacked over 'very offensive' WhatsApp messages

Dec 20th 2019, 5:22 PM 42,848 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission has found that he was unfairly dismissed.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Paramedic awarded €5k after being fired over allegedly threatening workmates for 'grassing him up' over sick leave
# WRC
# WRC

Paramedic awarded €5k after being fired over allegedly threatening workmates for 'grassing him up' over sick leave

Dec 19th 2019, 5:59 PM 46,021 Views 0 Comments

In the case, the paramedic attended a football match the day after he went on sick leave.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Hotel ordered to pay €5k over cancelling Holy Communion booking for members of Traveller family
# WRC
# WRC

Hotel ordered to pay €5k over cancelling Holy Communion booking for members of Traveller family

Dec 18th 2019, 6:08 PM 35,598 Views 0 Comments

A mother and her two children took cases to the Workplace Relations Commission, claiming they’d been discriminated against.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 9 December, 2019

Woman whose CEO hacked into her phone and downloaded intimate photos awarded €94k
# Fashion Company
# Fashion Company

Woman whose CEO hacked into her phone and downloaded intimate photos awarded €94k

Dec 9th 2019, 7:47 PM 50,687 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission ruled in favour of the woman’s case alleging sexual harassment and unfair dismissal.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 25 November, 2019

Actor fired from musical due to dyslexia receives €20,000 in compensation
# WRC
# WRC

Actor fired from musical due to dyslexia receives €20,000 in compensation

Nov 25th 2019, 4:00 PM 34,780 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission found against the Zak Group production company.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Maternity-related complaints made to the workplace watchdog have almost doubled
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Maternity-related complaints made to the workplace watchdog have almost doubled

Oct 24th 2019, 12:43 PM 551 Views 0 Comments

Complaints are on the rise amid legislative changes and growing global awareness of gender-related issues.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 14 October, 2019

Firm ordered to pay €30,000 to woman after chef 'sexually harassed her and pinched her bottom'
# WRC
# WRC

Firm ordered to pay €30,000 to woman after chef 'sexually harassed her and pinched her bottom'

Oct 14th 2019, 5:17 PM 24,985 Views 0 Comments

The company provides catering services at the offices of a government department.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Landlord fined €12,000 for refusing to accept rent allowance from Latvian woman
# WRC
# WRC

Landlord fined €12,000 for refusing to accept rent allowance from Latvian woman

Oct 9th 2019, 5:17 PM 33,776 Views 0 Comments

The tenant said the landlord left her in a position where she could not avail of the HAP scheme for a period of over twenty-three months.

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

Nursing home manager sacked after sharing images of dead resident on Facebook
# Employment Dispute
# Employment Dispute

Nursing home manager sacked after sharing images of dead resident on Facebook

Oct 7th 2019, 4:30 PM 71,895 Views 0 Comments

The nursing home sacked the nurse manager for gross misconduct in November 2018.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Design engineer fired over stammer awarded €15,000 in compensation
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Design engineer fired over stammer awarded €15,000 in compensation

Oct 2nd 2019, 8:05 PM 29,779 Views 0 Comments

The man’s employer blamed the ‘communication thing’.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school
# WRC
# WRC

Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school

Sep 24th 2019, 9:07 PM 44,025 Views 0 Comments

The father took the gender discrimination case under the Equal Status Act at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 22 August, 2019

State of Kuwait to appeal Labour Court ruling quashing its immunity from Irish employment law
# Unfair Dismissals Act
# Unfair Dismissals Act

State of Kuwait to appeal Labour Court ruling quashing its immunity from Irish employment law

Aug 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 15,010 Views 0 Comments

A ruling last month found that an employee of the State of Kuwait could take a case under Irish law.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'

Aug 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 59,603 Views 0 Comments

The general manager was effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 9 August, 2019

'Called a thick b***h, physically assaulted and sexually harassed every day': Maximum award for worker who suffered relentless campaign
# Harassment
# Harassment

'Called a thick b***h, physically assaulted and sexually harassed every day': Maximum award for worker who suffered relentless campaign

Aug 9th 2019, 5:57 PM 132,047 Views 0 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission condemned the employer for failing to stop the abuse.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Workers win compensation from Paddy Power over denial of rest break cases
# Workplace Relations Commission
# Workplace Relations Commission

Workers win compensation from Paddy Power over denial of rest break cases

Jul 10th 2019, 3:37 PM 28,479 Views 0 Comments

Paddy Power declined to comment on the rulings of the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 7 July, 2019

'Frustrating' regulations affecting ethnic restaurants as work permit crackdown continues
# Takeaways
# Takeaways

'Frustrating' regulations affecting ethnic restaurants as work permit crackdown continues

Jul 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,026 Views 30 Comments

A backlog in applications also means the current processing time for standard work permit applications is 13 weeks.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 24 June, 2019

Wednesday's planned strike by 10,000 healthcare workers to go ahead after talks fail
# WRC
# WRC

Wednesday's planned strike by 10,000 healthcare workers to go ahead after talks fail

Jun 24th 2019, 4:48 PM 27,116 Views 45 Comments

Siptu has accused the government of abusing the conciliation process.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

HSE warns of 'significant impact' on services during support staff strike
# 20 June
# 20 June

HSE warns of 'significant impact' on services during support staff strike

Jun 18th 2019, 12:12 PM 8,525 Views 27 Comments

A strike by 10,000 healthcare workers is set to take place on Thursday.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Truck driver awarded €22k after being dismissed as a result of an oil spillage
# Compensation
# Compensation

Truck driver awarded €22k after being dismissed as a result of an oil spillage

Jun 6th 2019, 6:20 AM 24,439 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the workplace relations commission.

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