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#Workplace Relations Commission

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'Unforgivable': Worker quits job after boss takes him out to sea to quiz him over missing €10k

The worker at an amusement company received €889 after his claim for unfair dismissal was upheld by the WRC.

Employer who sacked worker after secretly filming him siphoning off diesel 'behaved reasonably'

The worker had complained that the covert surveillance breached his privacy.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Worker who 'feared for her life' with psychiatric patient awarded €2.5k over delay in handling complaint

The general operative felt that her grievances weren’t listened to by management.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000

The woman had been working at the company for a little over a month.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

NCT firm right to fire test centre worker who allegedly told customer 'f**k off', WRC rules WRC

NCT firm right to fire test centre worker who allegedly told customer 'f**k off', WRC rules

The WRC found that the man’s unfair dismissal complaint against his formal employer “is not well founded”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Parent 'shocked' by child's poor maths grade loses racial discrimination case

The woman claimed that the child’s teacher suggested she was given a bad mark because she was not Irish.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

'If that was a dress I'd rip it off': €600 for bus driver dismissed after complaint about children's escort WRC

'If that was a dress I'd rip it off': €600 for bus driver dismissed after complaint about children's escort

The issue arose after the driver complained about the behaviour of the school caretaker during his bus run.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'A huge victory' - Transgender man awarded €5,000 compensation from barber who refused to cut his hair

Lee McLoughlin said he was refused a hair cut after a barber mistakenly believed he was a woman.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Chef, sacked after threatening porter who called him a motherf**er, awarded €6,000 for unfair dismissal

The Workplace Relations Commission has found that the man was unfairly dismissed.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 23 July, 2018

Catholic mother loses case after claiming girl turned down for school bus scheme on religious grounds

The family were told the girl wasn’t eligible for the free scheme because there was a suitable school nearby.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Childcare worker who had rock thrown at him and was regularly threatened wins €15k compensation

The Workplace Relations Commission said the man had “no alternative but to resign” because of how he was treated.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Sacked worker who went along with false story to 'protect teammate' awarded €50k compensation

The former technician at the wind farm services company won his unfair dismissal case at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Golfer loses discrimination case against Co Wicklow club which held male-only competition

The woman, who described herself as a “keen golfer”, took the case after being refused entry to the open day because of her gender.

'They wanted me out': Former emergency service controller awarded €5k over 'flawed' disciplinary probe

The man sought reinstatement but the WRC judged that to be inappropriate given the “breakdown of trust”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Bus driver, who lost job after requesting CCTV which showed him on phone while driving, reinstated

Bus driver, who lost job after requesting CCTV which showed him on phone while driving, reinstated

The man had requested the footage in order to prove he had been verbally abused by a manager.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Sister awarded €32,000 after being unfairly sacked from her own family's jewellery company

The woman had refused to operate the till at the business as she did not want to be party to ‘fraudulent activities the directors (her siblings) may have been conducting’.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Kenyan retail worker subjected to 'racially motivated' April Fools prank awarded €10,000

A man purporting to be from the Garda National Immigration Bureau told him he was living and working in Ireland illegally.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Landlord ordered to pay couple €6k after refusing HAP allowance to pay rent

The couple said the landlord’s refusal had “a damaging effect for their family, both financially and personally”.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Company ordered to pay €10,000 over unfair dismissal of pregnant employee

The woman was dismissed six weeks after she started the role.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Married store manager admits he offered accommodation to staff members for sex

The Workplace Relations Commission has ordered his employer to pay the man €6,500 after finding that his dismissal was unfair.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 9 June, 2018

'It's outrageous': A State sweep of nail bars found rampant employment law abuses

Two in five salons inspected last year broke rules on permits, payments or working hours.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'It's outrageous': A State sweep of nail bars found rampant employment law abuses

Two in five salons inspected last year broke rules on permits, payments or working hours.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Aer Lingus faces the industrial relations watchdog over its lost-property outsourcing

Trade unionists objected to the IAG-owned carrier’s decision to enlist a third party for the service.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Compensation for dad who was sacked just 11 days after birth of new baby

The man’s boss congratulated him on the new arrival but then proceeded to tell him that he was being made redundant.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Man gets €20,000 in compensation after becoming depressed on late shifts

A change to day shifts was supported by the man’s GP and by an occupational health physician.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 11 May, 2018

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list

The council had deemed the family to not be ‘normally resident’ as they were illegally living in a caravan on private property.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 7 May, 2018

'All the sex you can handle... what more do you want': Woman wins €37k in sexual harassment case WRC

'All the sex you can handle... what more do you want': Woman wins €37k in sexual harassment case

The woman had also claimed constructive dismissal against her former employer.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Inside the battle over unpaid wages at the collapsed Irish YouTube channel Facts

Former staff have taken the business to the Workplace Relations Commission over outstanding pay.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 29 April, 2018

'Thinking you're being funny doesn't excuse it' - Asian man awarded €7,000 after racist graffiti appeared on wall at work

The man also claimed that a colleague had spoken to him in a racist ‘Chinese-style’ fashion.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Man who had sex with his manager loses claim over his contract not being renewed

After the intimate encounter, the man claimed to be ‘wracked with guilt’ as he had a girlfriend at the time.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 27 April, 2018

Traveller woman who sustained fractured wrist loses discrimination case against fast food outlet

The woman claims she overheard a member of staff say to another, ‘Don’t worry about her, she is just an itinerant’.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 26 April, 2018

HR manager at cemetery awarded €47,500 in compensation for unfair dismissal

The man had been employed at the cemetery for just under 20 years prior to his dismissal in late 2016.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 23 April, 2018

Former priest loses harassment case against shop after claiming he was called a 'paedophile' WRC

Former priest loses harassment case against shop after claiming he was called a 'paedophile'

The man’s claims were dismissed, with the adjudication officer saying they were “greatly lacking in specificity”.

UCD ordered to pay academic €30,000 after commission finds it denied her a job because of her age

The Workplace Relations Commission also ordered the university to promote Dr Anne Cleary (64) to the role of senior lecturer, having passed her over for the job in 2015.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 22 April, 2018

€32,000 payout to injured Tesco security guard, who was denied chair to sit on at work, overturned

The payout was overturned as the man, who had claimed victimisation at work due to not being given a chair to sit on after knee surgery, was employed by another company, not by Tesco itself.

Services giant Noonan brands 32c pay hike for workers 'out of kilter'

The multimillion-euro company brought five employees before the Labour Court.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Woman who was unfairly dismissed after suffering miscarriage awarded €17k

The company argued that it had not unfairly dismissed the woman as it was unaware at the time of dismissal of her pregnancy.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

FAI official who refereed matches around the country while on sick leave has unfair dismissal claim refused

The man later said he had taken six weeks’ sick leave in order to be with his wife and daughter who were suffering from severe depression.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 12 April, 2018

'We don’t want any old people working here': Man awarded €6,000 over employer's remarks WRC

'We don’t want any old people working here': Man awarded €6,000 over employer's remarks

The case was brought to the Workplace Relations Commission.