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# wrc - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'

Aug 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 59,700 Views 0 Comments

The general manager was effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave.

# wrc - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Property website Daft.ie ordered to block discriminatory adverts after WRC ruling
# WRC
# WRC

Property website Daft.ie ordered to block discriminatory adverts after WRC ruling

Aug 20th 2019, 5:58 PM 23,735 Views 18 Comments

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
# Takeaways
# Takeaways

'Frustrating' regulations affecting ethnic restaurants as work permit crackdown continues

Jul 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,050 Views 30 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

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

Jun 27th 2019, 2:42 PM 31,357 Views 0 Comments

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
# WRC
# WRC

Wednesday's planned strike by 10,000 healthcare workers to go ahead after talks fail

Jun 24th 2019, 4:48 PM 27,116 Views 45 Comments

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
# Revenue
# Revenue

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

Jun 18th 2019, 6:20 AM 40,464 Views 0 Comments

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

# wrc - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Truck driver awarded €22k after being dismissed as a result of an oil spillage
# Compensation
# Compensation

Truck driver awarded €22k after being dismissed as a result of an oil spillage

Jun 6th 2019, 6:20 AM 24,455 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the workplace relations commission.

# wrc - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

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

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

Jun 4th 2019, 4:58 PM 42,986 Views 0 Comments

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

# wrc - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Dublin employee receives €7,000 after homophobic graffiti was posted in his workplace
# Offensive And Deplorable
# Offensive And Deplorable

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

May 30th 2019, 6:14 PM 29,437 Views 0 Comments

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

# wrc - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Pregnant woman who felt isolated and humiliated by male boss awarded €16,500
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Pregnant woman who felt isolated and humiliated by male boss awarded €16,500

May 9th 2019, 7:32 PM 36,339 Views 0 Comments

The woman worked at the accountancy firm from 2006 to 2018.

# wrc - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Trinity College 'unfairly dismissed' lecturer at centre of controversial Prime Time FGM comments
# WRC
# WRC

Trinity College 'unfairly dismissed' lecturer at centre of controversial Prime Time FGM comments

Apr 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 40,418 Views 0 Comments

Dr Ali Selim is one of the leading figures in the Irish Muslim community.

# wrc - Monday 22 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM 34,682 Views 40 Comments

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

# wrc - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Upsetting and humiliating': AIB ordered to pay €4,000 to Syrian dentist over account refusal
# WRC
# WRC

'Upsetting and humiliating': AIB ordered to pay €4,000 to Syrian dentist over account refusal

Apr 9th 2019, 4:44 PM 35,558 Views 37 Comments

The discrimination case was taken before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

# wrc - Thursday 4 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 4th 2019, 6:10 AM 20,101 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Deli worker awarded €11.8k after claiming her manager sexually harassed her
# WRC
# WRC

Deli worker awarded €11.8k after claiming her manager sexually harassed her

Mar 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,362 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Woman who claimed landlord's son called her a 'black c**t' and had tenancy terminated awarded €12k

Mar 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 50,352 Views 0 Comments

The woman said she was given notice to quit the property two days after informing the landlord she applied for rent supplement.

# wrc - Monday 11 March, 2019

Care home worker loses unfair dismissal claim after she called service user 'a little s**t'
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Care home worker loses unfair dismissal claim after she called service user 'a little s**t'

Mar 11th 2019, 10:50 PM 22,872 Views 0 Comments

The WRC dismissed the woman’s claim after finding that her claim was not well-founded.

# wrc - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Worker should receive €23.1k after having hours 'unilaterally and significantly' reduced
# WRC
# WRC

Worker should receive €23.1k after having hours 'unilaterally and significantly' reduced

Mar 2nd 2019, 4:00 PM 26,148 Views 0 Comments

The worker brought her case to the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Friday 1 March, 2019

Guinness Storehouse ordered to pay woman €2,000 after questioning suitability for 'young' workplace
# WRC
# WRC

Guinness Storehouse ordered to pay woman €2,000 after questioning suitability for 'young' workplace

Mar 1st 2019, 8:05 PM 94,035 Views 40 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission ruled that the question discriminated against her on the grounds of age.

# wrc - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action

Feb 21st 2019, 5:15 PM 18,811 Views 0 Comments

The patient’s grand-daughter alleged that on 26 April 2018 the care-worker had verbally threatened her grandmother.

# wrc - Monday 18 February, 2019

Health worker loses career after allowing vulnerable teen go to toilet unaccompanied at Dart station
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Health worker loses career after allowing vulnerable teen go to toilet unaccompanied at Dart station

Feb 18th 2019, 3:45 PM 80,436 Views 0 Comments

The WRC has ordered the man’s former employer to pay him €20,000 for his unfair dismissal.

# wrc - Friday 15 February, 2019

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker
# WRC
# WRC

Packaging firm ordered to pay €12,500 to unfairly dismissed pregnant worker

Feb 15th 2019, 2:59 PM 19,807 Views 0 Comments

The woman’s P45 was left on her desk while she was on sick leave.

Sacked nursing home care worker 'found asleep on the job' was not unfairly dismissed - WRC
# Case Closed
# Case Closed

Sacked nursing home care worker 'found asleep on the job' was not unfairly dismissed - WRC

Feb 15th 2019, 7:36 AM 53,879 Views 0 Comments

The worker was found to move chairs out of the view of CCTV cameras.

# wrc - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Dental worker who discovered hidden camera pointed at her desk awarded €5,000
# Compensation
# Compensation

Dental worker who discovered hidden camera pointed at her desk awarded €5,000

Feb 12th 2019, 8:30 PM 49,340 Views 0 Comments

In the case before the WRC, the employee said she was left with no choice but to leave her job after the discovery.

# wrc - Friday 8 February, 2019

Print company ordered to pay gay man €2.5k over refusal to print civil partnership invites
# Civil Partnership
# Civil Partnership

Print company ordered to pay gay man €2.5k over refusal to print civil partnership invites

Feb 8th 2019, 6:18 PM 30,675 Views 0 Comments

This follows a landmark ruling by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Woman on rent supplement 'placed under severe financial pressure' in eviction row awarded €5k
# Rent Dispute
# Rent Dispute

Woman on rent supplement 'placed under severe financial pressure' in eviction row awarded €5k

Jan 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 31,213 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Monday 7 January, 2019

Pregnant woman who was dismissed after being asked if she had 'too much Supermac's' awarded €14,000
# Bar Manager
# Bar Manager

Pregnant woman who was dismissed after being asked if she had 'too much Supermac's' awarded €14,000

Jan 7th 2019, 5:43 PM 49,912 Views 0 Comments

The hotel which employed the woman was ordered to pay her compensation by the Workplace Relations Commission.

# wrc - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Tesco worker fired after removing bottle of wine worth less than €20 from store
# Labour Court
# Labour Court

Tesco worker fired after removing bottle of wine worth less than €20 from store

Jan 3rd 2019, 5:23 PM 116,275 Views 65 Comments

Although the retail worker successfully sued the supermarket, the Labour Court found she contributed to her dismissal.

# wrc - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Security man fired after failing to bring lost flight attendant through US pre-clearance at Dublin Airport
# WRC
# WRC

Security man fired after failing to bring lost flight attendant through US pre-clearance at Dublin Airport

Jan 1st 2019, 1:30 PM 151,828 Views 0 Comments

The worker stated that the sanction imposed “was too severe”.

# wrc - Monday 31 December, 2018

Tesco worker 'sent home because of his beard' awarded €2.5k following Labour Court hearing
# Workplace
# Workplace

Tesco worker 'sent home because of his beard' awarded €2.5k following Labour Court hearing

Dec 31st 2018, 8:00 AM 41,936 Views 0 Comments

The man maintained he always kept his beard neat and tidy, and he should not have been suspended.

# wrc - Friday 28 December, 2018

Fast food worker awarded €2k after boss 'walked around shop with raw sausage hanging from trousers'
# Compensation
# Compensation

Fast food worker awarded €2k after boss 'walked around shop with raw sausage hanging from trousers'

Dec 28th 2018, 7:00 AM 41,632 Views 0 Comments

Although successful in her claim of sexual harassment, the WRC found the woman wasn’t discriminated against.

# wrc - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Turkish speaking 'content reviewer' sacked for calling Kurdish colleague a 'terrorist'
# Recruitment Firm
# Recruitment Firm

Turkish speaking 'content reviewer' sacked for calling Kurdish colleague a 'terrorist'

Dec 20th 2018, 9:11 PM 12,968 Views 27 Comments

The woman was dismissed, and unsuccessfully sued for unfair dismissal at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Addiction centre worker who kicked service user in 'self defence' loses unfair dismissal case
# WRC
# WRC

Addiction centre worker who kicked service user in 'self defence' loses unfair dismissal case

Dec 20th 2018, 6:15 AM 17,310 Views 0 Comments

Based on the CCTV footage alone the WRC adjudicator found that the complainant was not unfairly dismissed.

# wrc - Monday 17 December, 2018

Landlord to pay mother €7k after landlord refused to accept rent supplement money
# Hap Scheme
# Hap Scheme

Landlord to pay mother €7k after landlord refused to accept rent supplement money

Dec 17th 2018, 6:20 PM 39,132 Views 74 Comments

The WRC’s Valerie Murtagh has found that the landlord discriminated against the woman.

# wrc - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Woman awarded €2k in discrimination case after shop worker told her 'you are only a lesbian'
# WRC
# WRC

Woman awarded €2k in discrimination case after shop worker told her 'you are only a lesbian'

Dec 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 43,527 Views 0 Comments

The woman claimed the employee also asked her to come outside to fight.

# wrc - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case
# WRC
# WRC

'One of the worst years of my life': Woman awarded €8k in unfair dismissal case

Dec 13th 2018, 6:05 AM 29,995 Views 0 Comments

The woman criticised the firm’s attitude towards her mental health, as she had postnatal depression after her child was born.

# wrc - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Hold-ups at Ireland's workplace watchdog are causing business headaches
# Work
# Work

Hold-ups at Ireland's workplace watchdog are causing business headaches

Nov 22nd 2018, 3:09 PM 1,639 Views 1 Comment

Postponements, absent parties and late submissions are creating logjams.

# wrc - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

University ordered to pay €35k after ruling finds lecturer (55) discriminated against due to age
# WRC
# WRC

University ordered to pay €35k after ruling finds lecturer (55) discriminated against due to age

Nov 21st 2018, 10:30 PM 21,794 Views 0 Comments

The academic claimed that a less qualified female colleague 15 years younger than her was chosen for the post.

# wrc - Friday 9 November, 2018

Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k
# Housing Assistance Payment
# Housing Assistance Payment

Tenant who took landlord to Workplace Relations Commission over refusal to accept HAP awarded €7k

Nov 9th 2018, 6:00 AM 23,539 Views 0 Comments

The complainant, a long-term tenant of the landlord, brought the case after claiming she has been discriminated against by him over his refusal to accept the scheme.

# wrc - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Hotel worker who claimed manager told him that he had his 'head up his a**e' awarded €1,700
# WRC
# WRC

Hotel worker who claimed manager told him that he had his 'head up his a**e' awarded €1,700

Nov 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 30,216 Views 0 Comments

The dispute arose after the worker went home from his job early one evening in December 2017.