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# wrc - 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”.

# wrc - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC

The long-standing dispute between the union and the government centres on a two-tier pay system for school secretaries.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him

Baneham found that McGrath’s role with Focus Ireland “was ended through unlawful and less favourable treatment because of his age”.

# wrc - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Female boss paid €97,000 less than male colleague wins case at Workplace Relations Commission

The WRC adjudication officer determined that the GM was discriminated against on the grounds of gender.

# wrc - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

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

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Monday 23 March, 2020

Dublin Bus sacks bus driver who declared 10 buses defective in two days over collapsed driver's seat cushions

Asked by an Inspector to point out a defect on the seat the driver allegedly pointed to a crease on the left side of the seat cloth.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Lidl ordered to pay €17k after demoting manager to clerk following misconduct claims

James Murphy had been working for the company for 16 years.

# wrc - Monday 27 January, 2020

Female worker sexually assaulted in series of incidents awarded €25,000

An investigation carried out by the employer did not uphold any of her sex harassment allegations.

# wrc - 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.

School secretaries to suspend work-to-rule industrial action to allow for WRC talks

Fórsa head of education Andy Pike said the talks needed to yield real and significant progress.

# wrc - Friday 17 January, 2020

Government aiming for 'successful conclusion' to asylum seeker driver licence question after WRC ruling

The Workplace Relations Commission found that a man suffered “indirect discrimination” after being denied a licence.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Deli worker kissed on the neck and pinched by colleague awarded €20,000 for ongoing sexual harassment

The woman gave evidence of incidents where she said she felt personally threatened .

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Care workers secure win after Labour Court recommends they can wear football jerseys to work

The issue went to the Labour Court after a resolution couldn’t be reached at the WRC.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - Monday 11 November, 2019

Siptu members in GoSafe suspend industrial action at request of WRC

The dispute centres on pay, working conditions and union recognition.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Primary school told to pay €94,000 to deputy principal in gender discrimination case

The WRC said the school had discriminated against her in the interview process for a principal post.

# wrc - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission

The dispute centres around the fact that only a few hundred of the country’s 3,500 secretaries are paid directly by the Department.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - Monday 16 September, 2019

Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face' Exclusive

Staff at the school have raised a number of issues about pay and conditions.

# wrc - Friday 13 September, 2019

Clerical officer sacked by public body after missing almost 300 days in one year

The WRC said there were substantial grounds for the worker’s dismissal.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Property website ordered to block discriminatory adverts after WRC ruling

The decision follows a case taken by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Retailer ordered to pay €15k to worker who had her left breast 'patted' by boss at staff meeting

The fashion retailer suspended the manager and he immediately resigned his position.

# wrc - 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.

# wrc - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Revenue worker who was fired after being caught 'red handed' selling contraband cigarettes loses appeal against dismissal

The details of the case are disclosed in a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ruling.

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