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Levente Szabo v Padraig Thornton Waste Disposal Limited t/a Thorntons Recycling [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Conditions of employment; Harassment; Equal pay; Race

This case was only upheld on the equal pay point but is worth mentioning on the issue of illegal contracts. The complainant, a Romanian citizen of Hungarian origins, was employed by the respondent employer from February 2007 until his resignation in May 2009.

He claimed that a director of the company had advised him to get a false Hungarian passport when an application for a work permit under his Romanian passport failed. Eventually, when the tax authorities became aware of his work status, he was persuaded to resign. In the end, the Tribunal did not accept the complainant’s version of events

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This article is correct at 08/11/2012

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