An Employee v An Employer [2011]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Health and Safety, Contracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2008; Contract of employment; Health and safety training; Dismissed without reasons or proper 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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This article is correct at 30/08/2011

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