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#Workplace Relations Commission

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

Pub manager who believed employer had sway over gardaí awarded €25,500 for constructive dismissal

The man had his salary immediately docked by €10,000 after pointing out accounting irregularities on the part of his employer.

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

Worker wins right to bonus which was revoked after she drove through a car park barrier to collect children

The woman received an eight-month written warning as a result of her actions.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Cuisine de France maker overturns payout for worker accused of showing up drunk

Swiss-Irish firm Aryzta had previously been ordered to pay €12,500 to the ex-employee.

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

Woman awarded €11k after claiming employer asked to change her name to 'something more Irish' WRC

Woman awarded €11k after claiming employer asked to change her name to 'something more Irish'

The worker claims that she was subjected to harassment, discrimination and victimisation during her employment.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Gardaí called to Finding Dory screening after family refused to move seats

The family claimed they were discriminated against under the Equal Status Act.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 26 March, 2018

Company ordered to pay €46k to receptionist who was sexually harassed by her boss

The WRC found that the woman was subject to “a vile act of sexual innuendo” in a live web chat at the company.

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

'I was devastated': Former reporter on RTÉ ending her freelance contract on age grounds

RTÉ has been ordered by the Workplace Relations Commission to pay Valerie Cox €50,000.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 12 February, 2018

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse WRC

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse

“Termination was the only option,” said Workplace Relations Commissioner adjudication officer Penelope McGrath.

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

Solas ordered to pay €20,000 to a 60-year-old worker asked if he should 'take it easy'

The state training body has carried out research on difficulties facing older people.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Dublin City Council ordered to pay €25k to breast cancer survivor who wasn't allowed work from home

The woman’s medical adviser stated that a working home arrangement would serve to alleviate the symptoms of fatigue.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 9 November, 2017

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign

During an interview, Halligan asked a woman if she was married and if she had children.

# workplace-relations-commission - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches

The majority of the prosecutions above relate to businesses in the food and drink sector.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

One in four Irish employers experienced a workplace dispute last year

Disciplinary issues account for the single greatest cause of disputes at 37%.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 22 September, 2017

Dunnes Stores ordered to pay €12,500 to widowed mother-of-six in discrimination case

The WRC found that the woman was discriminated against because she is a Traveller.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Man who listed 'standing up against homosexuality' as achievement loses discrimination case

Mark Savage claimed he was told to remove the line from his CV.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 25 August, 2017

Bouncer who was told all Romanians 'are thieves and liars' wins €20k in discrimination case

It was ruled that the company did not address racial abuse directed towards an employee.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 24 August, 2017

School teacher and caretaker scuffle over Virgin Mary statue

A teacher’s attempt to remove a statue of the Virgin Mary at a school has sparked an altercation with a caretaker.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Bartender awarded €20,000 after discrimination by employer over her 'extremely painful' condition

The woman found her hours greatly reduced after she underwent a surgical procedure aimed at alleviating her condition.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 21 August, 2017

Book-keeper 'retired' by her employer after reaching 66 wins age discrimination case

The woman rejected the offer of re-engagement on the basis of a two-year contract.

Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord

They were awarded compensation ranging from €13,300 to €15,000.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Driver 'reasonably' sacked after he left charity van outside a pub overnight

The worker maintained that he had been subject to an unfair investigation and had been dismissed for taking an organisation’s vehicle home.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 24 July, 2017

Dublin bakery's refusal to make anti-gay marriage cake 'was not discrimination'


# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Sacked shop worker wins €9,000 after row that started because he was chewing gum

The worker said his manager “approached him in an aggressive manner.”

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Woman awarded €4k in unfair dismissal case after taking 'old and smelly basket' from work

She said she took the basket from a rubbish dump at work without permission and brought it home to hold flowers.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 26 June, 2017

Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed

The therapist was awarded €3,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 16 June, 2017

Office manager wrongly portrayed as 'employee from hell' awarded €160,000

It’s one of the highest amounts ever awarded by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# workplace-relations-commission - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Worker gets €10k after being told to 'wing it' on a steeple with no harness

The employee saw his job being advertised after he hurt his back at work.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 19 May, 2017

Hotel security guard sacked for showing guest CCTV footage of her engaging in sexual act

The man unsuccessfully sued for unfair dismissal.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Store manager shared videos of disabled employee in WhatsApp group for 'merriment'

The sales assistant’s disability is a result of a road traffic accident.

# workplace-relations-commission - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Real estate agent ordered to pay €3,000 after telling single mother apartment was for couples

The real estate agent had told the woman the landlords were looking for a couple.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Debt advisers slammed as 'penny pinching misers' after docking workers' Leap Year pay

Debt advisory service MABS had docked the paychecks of two workers to the tune of between €140 and €160 each.

# workplace-relations-commission - Friday 7 April, 2017

Light at the end of the tunnel? Bus Éireann talks to resume tomorrow morning

Both sides were up all night last night trying to reach an agreement.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Unions agree to talks with Bus Éireann management - but pickets stay put

During the last round of talks both sides accused each other of not being ‘flexible’ enough.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

€1.5 million in unpaid wages handed back to workers who challenged employers

The Workplace Relations Commission had a busy year dealing with 15,000 complaints by employees.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 6 March, 2017

Backlog at WRC means people are waiting up to 4 years for employment cases to be heard

One woman has been waiting four years to have her case heard at the Equality Tribunal.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Nurses' union agrees to meet with Workplace Relations Commission - but work-to-rule is still on

Over 30,000 INMO members are set to work-to-rule next Tuesday, 7 March.

# workplace-relations-commission - Monday 20 February, 2017

Unions accuse Bus Éireann of 'seeking to collapse talks' around averting strike

A strike action scheduled for today was cancelled after a breakthrough at the WRC last Wednesday.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Strike at Dublin Bus called off for today ... but what about the 11 other days in October?

A planned strike for this coming Saturday is still on the cards.

# workplace-relations-commission - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Mechanic who left job after employer implied he was a thief awarded €22k

An Employment Appeals Tribunal said it was reasonable for him to quit his job given the circumstances.

# workplace-relations-commission - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Teenage boy awarded €5,500 after management stops him bringing assistance dog to school WRC

Teenage boy awarded €5,500 after management stops him bringing assistance dog to school

Luke Kelly-Melia suffers from cerebral palsy and was given the assistance dog as a result.