An Employee v An Employer Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal (EQT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Health and Safety, Contracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures
The respondent did not make a written submission to the Tribunal. The complainant is Lithuanian. He argued he was made redundant because of race but that complaint fell because a Moldovan and an Irish worker with longer service were both kept on.
The complainant stated that the same foreman who eventually fired him also gave the complainant harder jobs than his Irish or Moldovan colleagues, like grinding, dust-cutting or working with chemicals. The complainant also stated that the foreman said to the complainant during a break: "What are you doing here? Go home!" He was awarded €2,500 compensation.
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