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# wrc - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Supreme Court rules in favour of man dismissed from job in important test case
# WRC
# WRC

Supreme Court rules in favour of man dismissed from job in important test case

Apr 6th 2021, 8:05 PM 53,826 Views 14 Comments

The appeal by Tomasz Zalewski over the treatment of his complaint alleging unfair dismissal from his job is an important test case.

# wrc - 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 42,435 Views 0 Comments

The case was recently heard at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - 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 40,958 Views 0 Comments

The case was heard before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - 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 38,885 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for Starbucks said they are “deeply sorry” the incident occured.

# wrc - 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 30,070 Views 0 Comments

The school denied discrimination and said there is no non fee-paying Church of Ireland school in the area.

# wrc - Thursday 10 December, 2020

HSE and unions strike deal on pay for voluntary health and social-service providers
# Section 39 Workers
# Section 39 Workers

HSE and unions strike deal on pay for voluntary health and social-service providers

Dec 10th 2020, 7:51 PM 8,309 Views 0 Comments

During the economic crisis, Section 39 organisations were told by the HSE to cut staff pay – but they were not restored.

# wrc - 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 52,638 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 41,802 Views 0 Comments

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
# Forsa
# Forsa

School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC

Oct 28th 2020, 11:33 AM 19,933 Views 9 Comments

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
# 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 27,639 Views 0 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:08 PM 41,055 Views 28 Comments

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
# Gender Pay Gap
# Gender Pay Gap

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

May 14th 2020, 4:37 PM 75,237 Views 78 Comments

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
# Dismissal
# Dismissal

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

May 12th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,094 Views 0 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Mar 23rd 2020, 2:37 PM 87,231 Views 0 Comments

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
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Major retailer ordered to pay €15,000 to manager unfairly dismissed for hugging staff

Feb 19th 2020, 1:20 PM 52,138 Views 0 Comments

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
# Compensation
# Compensation

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

Feb 6th 2020, 9:30 PM 43,025 Views 0 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Jan 27th 2020, 6:12 PM 42,604 Views 0 Comments

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
# Harassment
# Harassment

Gay man described as 'f****t' by colleague awarded €27k over being harassed in workplace

Jan 21st 2020, 1:29 PM 43,845 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

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

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

Jan 21st 2020, 7:45 AM 7,144 Views 44 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Jan 17th 2020, 6:10 AM 22,568 Views 26 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

Pakistani asylum seeker was 'indirectly discriminated' against when refused a learner driving licence

Jan 16th 2020, 2:31 PM 27,313 Views 10 Comments

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
# 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 24,382 Views 0 Comments

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
# Sexual Harassment
# Sexual Harassment

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

Jan 1st 2020, 12:25 PM 42,516 Views 33 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

Workplace Relations Commission complaints rise 44% as typical case length now exceeds 8 months

Dec 30th 2019, 6:30 AM 8,968 Views 5 Comments

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
# 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 31,267 Views 0 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Dec 20th 2019, 5:22 PM 42,921 Views 0 Comments

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
# 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 46,058 Views 0 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Dec 18th 2019, 6:08 PM 35,641 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fashion Company
# Fashion Company

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

Dec 9th 2019, 7:47 PM 50,730 Views 0 Comments

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
# SIPTU
# SIPTU

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

Nov 28th 2019, 3:54 PM 16,523 Views 0 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Nov 25th 2019, 4:00 PM 34,821 Views 4 Comments

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
# Speed Cameras
# Speed Cameras

Siptu members in GoSafe suspend industrial action at request of WRC

Nov 11th 2019, 5:48 PM 6,948 Views 10 Comments

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'
# 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 25,008 Views 0 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Oct 9th 2019, 5:17 PM 34,010 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.

# wrc - 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 71,912 Views 0 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Oct 3rd 2019, 5:10 PM 53,100 Views 75 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Oct 2nd 2019, 10:24 PM 7,120 Views 9 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Sep 24th 2019, 9:07 PM 44,131 Views 0 Comments

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
# Exclusive

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

Sep 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,643 Views 29 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Sep 13th 2019, 4:34 PM 97,328 Views 0 Comments

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

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