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#Workplace Relations Commission

# 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

The case was brought before the workplace relations commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

HIV positive woman to receive €10,000 in compensation after dentist stops treating her mid-procedure

The dentist agreed to provide a written apology to the woman.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Dublin employee receives €7,000 after homophobic graffiti was posted in his workplace

The Workplace Relations Commission found that the employer “had not taken the reasonably practicable steps to prevent harassment”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 17 May, 2019

Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'

The branch manager asked the man, who had years of experience in a similar role, how he would manage to do the warehouse job safely.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 22 April, 2019

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Woman awarded €15k after claiming she was dismissed because of her pregnancy

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

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